We had the good fortune of connecting with Claude “Deuce” Harris Jr. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Claude, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I remember starting my business out of disappointment! I was promised a music opportunity that never happened, so I started my own production company at age 17 and began producing/writing for myself and others.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love to tailor the song/beat for the specific artist. It’s tough to do that in this industry at times because people want to hear a number of songs/beats and just choose from them. I am happy to say that I am a Billboard Top 20 Songwriter, thanks to “Bow Down” by Christina Bell!
It wasn’t easy to get to this place but your workflow will get easier as you continue in your craft. Creating helps me get over the challenges. That just comes with a hopeful mindset. That’s the lesson I learned, stay hopeful and don’t compare your journey to others.
I want the world to know that once you have found your lane, stay in it, work on perfecting it and you will see good success!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well we gotta hit a few cool restaurants! I love The Frog & The Hen, Alexander’s Great BBQ, Bonefish Grill and of course to my Mama’s House (she throws down).
My best friend likes to fish, so we could hit The Lock & Dam and catch some fish, to clean and cook for dinner. Also the Hyatt House rooftop experience in downtown Augusta is always in order. Great views, food and lounging.
You’ve got to see the James Brown mural and statue in downtown Augusta! So many cool places.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout my family!! They have always inspired and supported me from the very beginning.
Hydea Collins, Upliff