Twenty issues deep and it’s always nice to sit down and chop it up with an artist “on the rise.” The story is often very similar. Said artist puts in work for many years, then gets a meaningful moment to shine an excels. That moment leads to the next and before they know it their respective industry is knocking at said artist’s door. Success is calling.
Super-producer LaDamon “Fatboi” Douglas‘ story is no different. Having grown up in a musical family, Douglas got his start in 1998 producing for up and coming acclaimed rap artist Camoflage out of Savannah, Georgia. Their most notable collaboration was the 2001 summer anthem “Cut Friends,” released under Universal Records. The producer and his muse’s rising star was extinguished after Camouflage was killed in 2003. And Fatboi’s career seemed to take a nosedive.
A career resurgence was in order. Fatboi soon found himself working with another super-producer Shawty Redd, creating a sound (“Let’s Make a Move,” “Drifter”) that soon found it’s biggest success with the release of Snoop Dogg‘s smash single, “Sensual Seduction.”
Today, you can find Fatboi’s name credited for production on hit tracks for artists ranging from Young Jeezy to Gorilla Zoe. His most lauded and successful work has been with rap king Gucci Mane. Credit him with several tracks from The State vs. Radric Davis, including the smash single, “Wasted” featuring Plies. You can also hear his work on the current radio single, “Atlanta Zoo” featuring Ludacris. BE Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Jason “J.Write” Dinsmore was able to visit Fatboi’s studios just outside of Atlanta and speak with him about his new found success, his hard work being credited to others, and his upcoming projects. Check out the video below and enjoy.