DJ Mustard caught up with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly on the crimson carpet at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday (Feb. 9), discussing working with Ella Mai and the rising illustration of R&B music.
Asked what it was like working with the now Grammy nominated Mai so early on in her profession, DJ Mustard replies that when he discovered her 4 or 5 years in the past, he knew that he wished to signal her. Since then, they've constructed a brother-sister relationship.
“She's chill,” Mustard provides when requested about Mai’s songwriting fashion. “Everything she's speaking about is actual. It's fascinating to see her do it and see her write and sit down … I see her mumbling issues in her head. So it's actually an fascinating factor. It's no a technique each time.”
DJ Mustard additionally chats about switching between genres and getting again into his R&B roots. “I believe I used to be within the EDM factor for some time and I kinda received out of it 'trigger I simply wanna return to my roots,” he says. “But with Ella … I knew I wished to have an R&B artist. I believe that now's time for me to get again to what I normally do and what folks love me for thus.”
He can also be posed with the query of what he thinks of R&B’s present illustration, with the rising success of artists like Mai and H.E.R., to which he replies, “That's the illustration we would like. We need folks to know that R&B might be performed on the radio. We can get Billboard hits with R&B music.”
You can watch the total video interview with DJ Mustard above, and remember to tune in to the Billboard Grammy pre-show, streaming dwell on Twitter on Sunday (Feb. 10) at 5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT.