Mustard wasn't on the beat, hoe.
It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals. For DJ Mustard, current "it" producer on the West Coast, inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres--at least according to a new interview with XXL.
When asked what beats he wished he had made himself, Mustard selected beats from Calvin Harris, Cardo, Robin Thicke, and Timbaland. He also referred to producing as a "hobby," claiming he already has enough money to do without it.
"Iâm a big fan ofÂ Calvin Harris,"Â MustardÂ said. "I wish I produced 'We Found Love'Â withÂ Rihanna. That song is just dope and it made a lot of money. Money isnât really my motivation when I make beats. I already got money now. Itâs more of a passion than a hobby for me now. At first, it was just like, 'Letâs just make money.' Now, when you get money, you get a house, take care of your people. Itâs more so you want to learn more about more stuff. Now, Iâm just really involved in learning and trying to build my path."Â
"Cardo is my dog," he said of the track's producer. "Iâm really happy thatâs he is doing what he is doing now. He come from a long way. Me and Cardo, Iâve known him for a long time so for him to have that success is good. I want everybody around me to win, so I think that was dope. Iâm sure having Jeezy and Jay on my beat will happen. You never know. They both gave each other a run for their money. They both did their thing, so it was dope."Â
Rounding out the top five were Timbaland's "Cry Me A River" for Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke's self-produced "Get Her Back" (which Mustard remixed last month), and a second Harris track, "Summer."Â