December 16, 2017•110 min
Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, Day 5 of the #12DaysOfPodcasts, we welcome music producer, video director, DJ, drum programmer and all around content creator Fafu to the Upper West Side! Fafu discusses growing up in York, Pennsylvania, moving to Minnesota with dreams of finding his place in the live music scene, working odd jobs and taking recording classes, and hanging out at a biker bar on the outskirts of town where the best musicians in the world would congregate. We talk about working as a drum programmer and guitar tech for Prince at Paisley Park, moving to NYC to work with the Blue Man Group, moving to Los Angeles with Randy Jackson offered to create a label, band and production partnership with Fafu, heading to Albany, NY to join Puff Daddy and the Family on the No Way Out Tour, going to the Bahamas to work alongside The Hitmen on various Bad Boy projects, going to Atlanta to finish Puff's Forever album and assist with Mase's Double Up, and going to court to support Puff during the Club New York trial. Fafu shares stories about joining the group Blestenation, shopping a deal around, getting placement in a major motion picture, and what role Paul Rosenberg, Noah Callahan-Bever, Steven Victor and Mr. Morgan played in their career. All that plus working with Harry Fraud, shooting viral videos for Akon and French Montana, helping launch Made in America, how exactly Puff's people got weed into the Bahamas and much, much more!