After a few timely placements, nothing was the same…
Anderson “Vinylz” Hernandez is a 23-year-old product of Washington Heights, New York. He has been producing music since the age of 15, but over the last 2 years, he’s experienced a meteoric rise in the demand for his potent product. Not that he wasn’t talented before, but when you are responsible for hits for artists like Joe Budden (“NBA”), Drake (5 AM In Toronto), DJ Khaled (No New Friends), DJ Spin King (“Body Operator”), Jay Z, and Rick Ross, your voicemail will stay full of messages from thirsty A&Rs, managers, and artists in desperate need of that hit-making sound.
Despite his success, Vinylz is far from overconfident. In fact, when detailing his road to landing on Drake’s album the beatsmith says:
“I didn’t even think I would make the album. Drake is very particular about the sound of his music, but we (himself and Toronto producer Boi-1da) didn’t get very much instruction on where to go. We did a lot of tracks and he didn’t really like any of them. We worked for like 2 weeks and we were literally about to get on the plane and head home, and he called us like ‘Yo, I just did something crazy over one of your beats.'”
One of the years biggest songs, Jay Z’s “F***WithMeYouKnowIGotIt” is also a result of a collaborative effort with Boi-1da. “Orginally that song was a Rick Ross song, but when he played it for Jay, he knew it was something he needed for Magna Carta, so it just kinda happened like that.”
Making music might be what propelled Vinylz career forward, but writing music has been a passion of his for a long time as well. As a rapper bearing the same name, Vinylz also has plans to step behind the mic and make his presence known as an artist with a soon-to-be-announced project.
In the mean time, get yourself familiar with Vinylz latest work on Fabolous’ Soul Tape 3 (“You Know” featuring Jeezy), and rookie Sony/RCA singer Tinashe entitled “Vulnerable” featuring Travi$ Scott
Find him on Twitter @Vinylz