For the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series, HYPEBEAST linked up with Mustard who talks to us about the cover art for his newest album Perfect Ten, working with Roddy Ricch and the new generation of West Coast newcomers plus getting his own day.
The super producer, who’s formerly known as DJ Mustard, is one of the best beatsmiths in the game. His third studio album features a star-studded lineup of artists such as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Migos, Future, Meek Mill, Young Thug, YG, Tyga and a heartfelt outro from the late Nipsey Hussle. For the cover art, Mustard used a picture of himself as a kid, illuminating how far he has come from his humble beginnings.
“I don’t know what I was thinking about as a kid, I definitely wasn’t imagining my life being like this,” he shared with HYPEBEAST. “But the people that know me from that picture know where I come from. It’s kind of super surreal for me to see me at that stage…and now I’ve become who I am today.”
Earlier in the year, Mustard released his collaborative album with 03 Greedo titled Still Summer In The Projects. The 11-track project feature guest appearances from YG, Shoreline Mafia, among others.
Most recently, 10 Summers Records & Mustard held the inaugural SUMMERSFEST Music Festival at The Novo in L.A. Live. 1TakeJay, Joe Moses, RJ, Roddy Ricch, A$AP Ferg, Ella Mai, YG, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Migos and Saweetie took the stage for the magic show.