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For a musician, their equipment is virtually an extension of their own body, whether it be a common instrument such as a guitar or a piano, or a producer’s MPC. Everyone of course has their weapon of choice, as is the case with budding producer Steve Lacy, who prefers to do virtually all of his work on an iPhone 6. But just who is this 18-year-old up-and-comer?

Well, last year Lacy was Grammy-nominated for executive-producing and performing on The Internet’s 2015 funk-R&B-soul album Ego Death. He has also been featured on J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only and more recently even, Kendrick Lamar’s new DAMN. album — he produced “Pride.”

Since the beginning, Lacy’s Apple smartphone has basically been his personal studio, even to this day, as he now has access to all of the equipment a producer could ever dream of. “Why?,” you may ask. Well, Steve is aiming to prove a point, a point that tools really don’t matter. Ultimately, he hopes to remind listeners that the performance, song, and feeling matter more than the gear one uses to record it.

To hear Lacy dish on his preference for using the iPhone to record, as well as to gain a bit more insight to who he is, follow on over to Wired.

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