Ghana born music producer, Selasi Duse, has worked to create hit songs for a slew of popular artists in the industry. Selasi recently released Shades of Grey, an EP of his own music, which he labels as a fusion between reggae and Hip-Hop. He is also a part of the team that produced Real Housewife of Atlanta star. Kim Zolciak’s popular song, “Dont Be Tardy For The Party.” The work he and Kandi Burruss put into creating Zolciak’s music has inspired the pair to work with other artists who have similar aspirations of stardom, though they may lack the training and/or technique. The Kandi Factory, a show where Selasi Duse works collaboratively with a team of experts to create star performers out of ordinary people makes it’s debut on Bravo, on April 9th. We caught up with Selasi to talk about his path into the industry, his current endeavors and Bravo’s latest reality show. He was full of insight.
Parlé: What was your original inspiration behind getting into the music industry?
Parlé: Why work as an engineer and producer for so long as opposed to releasing your own music?
What was the first song that you produced that got you your first major recognition in the music industry?