We had the good fortune of connecting with 4PeteSake and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi 4PeteSake, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Habits that helped me succeed are very simple, I keep getting in the gym, I practice on my craft everyday. I do what I must do even when I don’t want to do it. Set goals and make steps towards achieving those goals everyday! Work everyday like it’s your last.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been in the music industry for going on 17 years now. I started out producing back when I was 15 years old. Since then I have produced for various artist including Danny Zico, Kane$, Taijuan, Oz and many more.
I am proud of all my accomplishments up until this point from just being a kid with a dream to actually now creating records that will live on way after I’m long gone. I’m leaving my imprint in this game like many great artist and producers before me.
Lessons I’ve learned are very simple just be consistent and don’t over think. Don’t put yourself on the bench, you are the coach and the player. Trust your instinct and believe in yourself.
What I want the world to know about my story is that I never gave up even when I was down in the 4th quarter.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a simple man, it’s work and family for me. So if I’m not in the studio working I’m hanging out with family. Going to the beach or having some bomb dinner with my close ones.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shout out my cousin Melvin Jimenez, growing up he was very impactful on my upbringing. He showed me many things about life and the streets but he also was the person that influenced me to get into hip hop. He introduced me to 2Pac and many other prominent Westcoast artist in the early 90s. Melvin also invested in music equipment and that’s how I got started in music production.