Explain who you are for those who don’t know
Melvin Thomas otherwise known as 3x, (also known as 3xclusives), twitter: @3xtadot (pronounced tae-dot) is a Music Producer and Audio Engineer.
How did you come up with your name?
My name originally was 3xclusives, we came up with the name at a house studio in Philadelphia around W Sylvania St. I would go there everyday after classes. I went to La Salle University at the time, they had a studio there but restricted me from using it because I wouldn’t share my music… 🤷🏽♂️. The artists at studio there would always say “call up Mel, he got that exclusive shit.” I walked in one day to about 6 different artists in the studio that day and I heard someone shout “you want some exclusives?” After I heard that we (DJ Statyc & Yola Mane) recorded that and it became my producer tag, you can hear it in some of my older records/beats. Recently, I just shortened it to 3x.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from the DMV, went to college in Philadelphia for a few years and now back in the DMV going to Howard University
Whats it like growing up where your from?
Honestly, I feel like the DMV is overlooked a lot in the music industry, a lot of young talented artists here. But with that being said it’s also pretty fuckin grimy here, one person always trying to get a “leg up” on another.
How did you get into music?
I first got into music production and dj-ing in high school, kinda kept it to myself tho until I got better, every producer goes through that phase. When I got to college, I started taking it more seriously, as soon as classes ended I would either use the studio at school or catch a cab to a house studio in W Sylvania St. Mexico by Malik Kalil was probably my first official record, which I ghostwritten (along with DJ Statyc), produced, and recorded. I made that and a few other records then transferred to Howard University on a scholarship to play soccer for the school, and also because I wanted an opportunity to branch out more.
What makes you different than other artists?
I’m just different, I make hits, you can hear it in my production for the most part, I try to start the wave more than ride it, I get tired of hearing the same old beats so I try to make my production stand out as much as possible.
What are you currently working on?
Honestly, right now I have a lot of shit that’s just hasn’t been released for the most part. I plan on releasing all, if not most, this summer. I have records made from like 2-3 years ago that are just tucked away so they have to be released soon. 💯
What are you working on?
There’s a lot of different projects that I’m working on besides that, too many to count. I have a record on king trip’s next album, and I’m working on an upcoming EP with Enzo, another artist out of the DMV.
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