Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Danja talks Duran Duran, Britney, Simple Plan, Madonna The Clipse, & Others

Here is one of the best interviews yet on Danja Handz covering his experiences from everyone: Duran Duran to Mariah Carey, The Clipse to T.I. Check it out:

****Rhapsody: Have you been working on T.I.’s upcoming album, Paper Trail?

Danja: I did. I sent him a few tracks. He wrote to one. From what I hear, it’s incredible. I’m not allowed to go in his crib. But I’ll be in the studio completely focused on T.I., sending him tracks and we’ll be communicating. I hate emailing beats. It’s the worst thing you could do, because it’s a magic that has to happen in the studio. I can see and feel when you don’t like something. When I worked with Tip on the last album, I ended up with three [songs]. But it’s another six records that he started, where he at least got a verse and a hook on, that we were just doing so fast -- just from being in the studio [together]. So I’m gonna try to recreate that magic even though there’s going to be a distance. The difference is he’s writing everything now. The last [album] he just went in the booth. So now he’s thinking about what he’s saying. It’s gonna take a little bit longer. But the quality of the work is gonna be phenomenal.

Rhapsody: Are you still working on Madonna's album?

Danja: Actually Madonna is finished. Me and Tim did four or five [songs] together. He also did three more with a new producer, Hannon, out of Virginia. Then Pharrell did the rest. So it’s like a Virginia-produced album. I’m actually kind of proud of that. Even though me and Tim and Pharrell didn’t work together, just for us to completely conquer an artist such as Madonna ... I’m good. Either way, whether we got a single or [Pharrell] got a single, Virginia got a [Madonna] single.****

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No matter how many articles and interviews I read about Danja, the dude ALWAYS comes off very humble and sincere. For all his success, the guy has worked with Britney, Madonna, and Mariah Carey, Danja still acknowledges that he's not in the top 5 of the producers out right now. While so many young, new producers are claiming to be the best in the biz, Danja is steady on his grind working on those classic joints he knows he needs to be considered in the upper echelon of production.

Now for the stan side, I wonder if we'll ever get to hear those multiple tracks Danja and T.I. did. Plus what do you think about the Danja/Clipse combo? Tim better get in on that session as well. So for Madonna we're looking at for sure 7-8 songs including 3 with my man Hannon! No one is slowing down in 2008.

22 comments :

  1. Finally a chance to directly compare Tim and Danja to Tim and Hannon...my money's on Hannon!

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  2. Respect to Danja. For me he is the best producer in the game now.

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  3. why u always act like u know people personally..."my man" my balls!

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  4. Wondering if it was Hannon who produced ELEVATOR!
    Hmmmm. Scratches my chin.

    With that humility Danja will go really far.

    Thanks

    Schmenkee-

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  5. everyone hates jboog... he's such a fag

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  6. yeah hannon is great.

    in my opinion greater than danja!

    Timbo >> Hannon >> Danja

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  7. That's what I thought... for two seconds. Danja just plainly outdoes Hannon, hands down.

    Hannon needs to get his weight up before people can say he's better than Danja.

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  8. how bout that T.I. and Timbo track they did together. That should be released, just the stuff timbo did for that track was ridiculous

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  9. I like Danja but he said some new producer out of virginia Hannon, Hannon was suppose to be on before danja not new to the people that know who he is besides that danja coo if he isn't in the top 5 he is certainly in the top 10 easy he is getting calls from everybody hip hop,r&b,pop and rock. I still want to hear the track Tim did with TI or at least hopefully he will work on Paper Trail.

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  10. danja is great but i gotta question his judgement if he puts swizz beatz in the top 5 producers out there and above himself...

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  11. Timbo's Next ApprenticeFebruary 20, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Hannon was suppose to be on before Danja but it didn't happen. Danja was telling the truth, Hannon is relatively new. Hannon has his work cut out in order to catch up to where Danja is currently. Danja's catalogue is crushing Hannon's. Ya'll are crowning the dude before we even see what's really good.

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  12. What did Hannon produce? He is nobody. How can you say that he is better than Danja?

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  13. Seriously, I still don't understand how anyone is even judging Hannon right now. There's no way to possibly tell how good he is yet. All I can say is I don't care for the tracks I've heard him on so far.

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  14. Danja has so many haters) That's only approval of his top level.

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  15. The only one to judge Hannon is Timbo,Sebastian and their camp I believe they know more about him than any of us do and must like him if he is involved in all of these major releases coming out this year it's not a big deal really.

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  16. To catch up with danja it won't take that long hannon is associated with tim after that danja got ahead because he worked on two whole projects Loose and FS/LS I don't see any projects coming up that hannon can do the same.

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  17. Madonna's album, maybe? If Hannon and Tim can make a sound that's just as hot as what Danja and Tim have been doing, then it shouldn't be too hard for the two to get placement.

    But, I just don't see Hannon pulling a Danja... unless he goes into rock. "One and Only" on Shock Value proved he can do that decently.

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  18. Timbo's Next ApprenticeFebruary 21, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Danja and Timbo got 7 songs on Madonna's album Hannon and Timbo got 3. Nuff said. Stop trying to hand the dude the keys to the Rolls Royce before he even gets his drivers license. So far nothing impresses me about Hannon Lane.

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  19. Missy album might be called Time space continuum.

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  20. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QMHZI7G8 - Duran Duran Red Carpet Massacre

    This is a great piece of work. Buy it after you listen.

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