Atlanta producer DJ Plugg is one of the most underrated producers in the game. His production credits include everybody from Lil Uzi Vert (numerous songs w/ more to come!), Future (he was once signed to him for 2 years), 21 Savage (he produced his first song) to even going platinum with Fall Out Boy. He’s also one of the hardest working DJs in the city as well, having spun at almost every single club in the city at one point or another & has ties to virtually every artist in Atlanta.
We recently sat down with DJ Plugg for a very entertaining and in-depth “Off The Porch” interview. During our conversation, Plugg talked about making beats since he was 12 years old, growing up in a neighborhood right behind the Blue Flame, starting off producing using hardware, describes his production sound as “Transformers coming out the ground”, explains how he got his tag, being introduced to Future by Will-A-Fool, playing Future 6 beats the first night he met him and Future choosing 5 of them, being signed to Future for 2 years, speaks on how if streaming was around during the mixtape era how much money he would of made, always getting paid for his beats, co-hosting and producing 3 songs on Rich Homie Quan’s first mixtape, starting “I Love My Plug” w/ DJ Kutt Throat, documenting the Atlanta culture 10 years ago, producing 21 Savage’s first song “Picky”, knowing 21 before he was a rapper, reveals to us that T-Hood is his blood brother, his favorite songs that he has produced for him & their upcoming “Flexx Gods Mafia” project w/ Bobby Kritical, explains how he linked up with Lil Uzi Vert, their close relationship, explains Uzi Vert’s recording process that he has never seen anybody record like him before, “For Real” going Gold, producing Fall Out Boy’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright” & being a fan of rock music, talks about getting his start as a DJ working teen parties when Pop Lord and Johnny Cinco were promoters, explains how he deals with drunk people asking him to play a song, says he has been paid $1000 before to play a song, reveals the wildest thing he’s seen in a strip club, talks about Kevin Gates stopping by the club recently when he was working and the importance for rappers to still show love to the DJs, talks about how being a DJ helps him as a producer, mixtapes becoming a thing of the past, going to Waffle House after the club every night, reveals the wildest thing he’s seen at a Waffle House, his hilarious IG page, reveals he is working on an album & more