Hilltop Hype | Artist Spotlight: Meet New Jersey Producer ‘Coopatroop’

  
Up and coming East Coast producer, Coopatroop, isn’t a stranger to the music scene. Putting on for New Jersey, the kid has produced for, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay305, Lucki, Alexander Spit and more. Currently, Coopatroop, is producing an entire album for LA staple, El Prez.

An eccentric and versatile artist to say the least, Coopatroop, has a respectable list of hitters he’s produced for.

This time, Coopatroop, links with Baltimore artist, Trey RX, for their new wavy anthem and ode to his city, “I-83.”

The track features, Dacia King, on the background vocals, and, Aidan Graven, on the guitar solo.

“I-83,” officially drops here, Thursday, the 15th. Meanwhile, get to know more about the magic behind the scenes…

Meet up and coming producer, Coopatroop.

Coopatroop! Who dat!?
1. “Coop is actually my last name… so everyone calls me that. I knew kids in Albany that would go ham at Mario Kart (lmao); and if you’ve ever played, you know the best level is Koopa Troopa Beach. I was producing locally and needed a twitter handle… Never changed it.”

I’m sure growing up on the east coast had a lot to do with your love for music… Do you think where you grew up has anything to do with your style of music/your personal influences? If not, what inspired you to become a producer?
2. “Yes, the East Coast influences me daily. How I talk..dress… make moves; it’s a long cold winter. Musically though… taught me to keep it gritty & dust it off.”

How would you describe your style of music to those that haven’t heard a ‘Coopatroop original beat’?
3. “I tuck a lot of weird sounds, textures, and effects in the background of every beat. For example, one time, Blacktophero‘s phone went off while recording and we used the ringtone in the beat.”

Who are your top 3 music influences of all time?
– If you had to choose just one of your influences to work with, who would it be and why?
4. “Frank Dukes, a band called, Yes, and Ski Beatz. I’m tryna work with Ski; That longevity makes me want to get better everyday. I’ve been in a few of his beat battles, holla at me mane.”

Who do you think would be a dope artist (of today’s generation) to work with?

5.” j.i.d. he just gets it.”What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far, and why?What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far and why?
6. “Can’t lie, I think it’s this TreyRX track, “i-83,” dropping this week. Two, three, years ago I was hoppin’ the train to Ocean Hill in Brooklyn to play beats in his kitchen. Trey ahead of his time.”


With technology making it easier for artists to create music on their own, do you think it’s essential that artists still pair with those that are usually behind the scenes in order to really create quality music? Engineers and producers for example.
7. “Artists have to connect with producers and engineers eventually, unless they produce, engineer, mix, and master themselves. Tech stuff is gonna advance at scary speeds. I’m even behind; but use it to your advantage.

Without giving away too many of your secrets, how would you describe your work ethic as a producer to your fans?
8. “Keep creating. Dolo often. When you get stuck, collab and learn from others. Repeat.”

What advice do you have for other up and coming producers?
9. “Internet is cool, but step out. I’ve gotten placements from giving out usb’s full of beats in the street mane.”

Top 3 goals you hope to accomplish with your career by the end of the year?
10. “Drop, Labtrappincalifornia. Get better and faster at makin’ beats right on the spot… More album placements, and rhythm roulette.”


Make sure you be on the lookout for TreyRX’s new single, produced by Coopatroop, “I-83,” dropping tomorrow.

Don’t sleep on Cooptroop, the hit maker has a lot more left in him !

Twitter:
@coopatroop