While raised under a Christian upbringing, Zaytoven picked up hip-hop production on the keys under JT the Bigga Figga and never looked back. Along with releasing his debut album Trap Holizay earlier this year, he's been a sonic touchpoint for Atlanta-based trap sounds for the last decade and beyond, while also assuming the roles of actor and producer with the film Birds of a Feather and its sequel.
In this episode of First Times, Zaytoven spent some time at The FADER office to talk about his history and the buzz that's constantly surrounded him. He explains why Usher's debut album appealed to him and his religious parents, reminiscences on a haircut he gave his brother that turned out less-than-great, reflects on the initial hesitation he had in Future's music, and recalls the pride he felt hearing everyone in a club sing along to Gucci Mane's "So Icey."
Watch the full interview above.