Former D12 member Mr. Porter, a.k.a Kon Artis joins us from quarantine to discuss his work and relationship with giants like Eminem, Royce Da 5’9, J Dilla, as well the importance of developing new talent in episode 119 of the Free Game Podcast!

  • Musical influences & growing up in Detroit
  • Producing Eminem’s debut album “Infinite” early in his career
  • Making the move to real instrumentation by teaching himself to play the piano
  • Mr. Porter discusses his relationship with J Dilla
  • How the beat for Stunt 101 ended up being used by 50 Cent
  • Learning a ‘formula’, and how it can help you push the envelope and create new sounds
  • How he positioned himself for success with an introverted personality
  • How discipline and a desire to be heard contributed to his success
  • Why seeing well-established artists as ‘old’ is bad for yourself & your own future
  • Why artist development is important, and how he & Royce Da 5’9 are doing this with Heaven Studios
  • The importance of working on your physical & mental health
  • His work on the “Yah Yah” record from the Music To Be Murdered By album
  • Mentoring Royce Da 5’9 as a producer
  • His upcoming projects

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