Kid Hazel: From Costco To Producing 21 Savage’s ‘I AM > I WAS’ | #SNIPPETS

Kid Hazel: From Costco To Producing 21 Savage’s ‘I AM > I WAS’ | #SNIPPETS

Photo Credit: Power 106

Nowadays, producer credit is cherished more than over. Insert Kid Hazel, who’s signed to 21 Savage’s Slaughter Gang. Having produced for six years, born Ahmar Bailey was actually working at Costco before the music started to boil up. His producer tag consists of a *sword swing* before the beat, inspired by fellow producer Lex Luger. His motto? “You can’t fail, as long as you believe it’s going to happen.”

Power 106 went into his studio in North Hollywood for our latest episodes of Snippets, bringing us back to the studio sessions where all the hits were made for 21 Savage, Young Nudy, and Lil Baby.

Speaking on “4L”, track #15 & the closing track on the album, Hazel says “as soon as he was done with the record, he was like ‘this going on the album!’ I was like ‘what? fasho!'”

In addition, he explains how Young Nudy’s “Since When” got him in the doors with 21 Savage. He states, “Linking with 21 Savage was a dream come true. For some reason, I was up late that night. I seen 21 Savage’s IG story. I clicked on it & it was the ‘Since When’ song, he was playing it! I almost jumped out my skin ’cause it was definitely something I had always wanted to do, was to work with Savage. Especially 21 and Nudy. It was crazy when it had finally transpired.”

Watch above as he explains the making of 21 Savage’s “asmr” and Lil Baby’s “Narcs,” the latter of which got his foot in the door in Atlanta.

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