Producer Spotlight: 3x

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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.

Producer | Audio Engineer | Graphic Designer | Video Editor | CGI & Animation Artist | Photographer | 


We Up – Alex Micheal
Ballin – Malik Kalil
Jackpot – Raeshad feat. AG Nino
Four Seasons – P Wild feat. Lil dude
Wave Rider – P Wild feat Oochie 
Favors – P Wild feat Dew Baby
Mexico – Malik Kalil 
Marijuana – 3x
Jeepers Creepers – Yola Mane
Practice – Zeus Trappin
Hitman Luciano Feat. Josue Diaz – Cleopatra https://youtu.be/BkQJ0ieHyl0



Twitter: @3xtadot
IG: @3xtadot

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *