Atlanta, GA – Seasoned producer Sonny Digital released two new singles on Friday (January 26) ó “Love My Plug” featuring Black Boe and “Keep It Real.” It was rumored he was putting out a full-length project titled Woke You Up but as he explained to HipHopDX, he decided to wait for a couple reasons.
“Nowadays, itís just a little weird dropping a full project,” Digital tells DX. “They absorb it real quick and look for the next thing. Everythingís real disposable right now and sometimes I donít want to get caught in that cycle. Like I just made all this good music just to get lost in that cycle laughs]. Itís just how I feel.
“Right now, too, just to be honest, Migos got Culture II on the 26 and they got their wave right now laughs],” he adds. “They gonna flood it out. I know the game. Iím not about to fuck my beats up laughs].”
The Atlanta-based producer has crafted an arsenal beats for everyone from Kanye West and ILoveMakonnen to 2 Chainz and Future, but he admits there’s still one artist on his list who he hasn’t had the opportunity to work with yet ó JAY-Z. But it has to be the right situation.
“I would really like to rap with JAY-Z, Iím not going to lie,” he says. “In another sense though, too, I donít how he would sound on one my beats. I mean, I now I can make a beat that could fit to him but I just like being a fan him. If we work together, that would be cool. But I’m mostly a fan. Thatís probably one artist I havenít worked with that Iíd like to work with. I’m not pressed to do it though. Iíd rather have it happen organically. Iím cool where Iím at. Where I am at, Iím good. I’m not pressed on doing it. Iím just doing me right now.”
Although†the 26-year-old Digital started his own imprint, Sonny Digital Music Group, in 2011, he’s recently made the move to Atlantic Records, which†wasn’t†really a known fact. It was something he wasn’t really talking about.
“Yeah, Iím at Atlantic,” he confirms. “Iíve been over there for a minute now, but Iíve just been chilliní on it. It happened late last year but I forgot about what date I did it. We just kept moving. Iím not saying itís nothing to be happy about. After you do that though, you gotta get to work for real laughs]. Itís cool though.”
For now, Digital is working on an upcoming project with B.o.B and one with K Camp. In terms his solo material, he’s still cooking up some heat and plans on releasing Woke You Up sometime soon although he couldn’t pinpoint a date … yet.
“You know what I’m going to do?” he asks. “I think I’m going to make it Woke You Up] a full album. I had it on deck but had recorded a whole bunch new songs, and it kind made me not like some the old songs on it, so I kinda wanted to refresh it. Thatís what Iím doing right now. Iím just going to see how it comes together.”