In a recent interview with Hip Hop DX, mega-producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph spoke highly of his "mentor," Jerry Wonda.
Sak Pase graduated from Full Sail University in Florida, a school that offers audio courses taught by industry and engineering professionals. His most recent accomplishments include working on tracks for "Watch the Throne," the new chart-topping album by Jay-Z & Kanye West, and "Man Down" by Rihanna.
In the article written by William E.Ketchum III, Sak Pase said,
On his work: "I just finished a mix of a record I did with Jerry Wonda and Ashanti. A lot of the [programming directors] are going crazy for it. She sounds incredible on the record, so I'm really excited for that."
On his relationship with Jerry: "Yeah, he's like a mentor. I grew up listening to The Fugees, Jerry Wonda is the reason I picked up a bass guitar. With us both being Haitian, I guess he kind of reached out and got me up to New York, and we've been working together on records for at least four or five months now. We've got a lot of amazing music coming out."
On Jerry's Work Ethic: "At nine o'clock in the morning, Jerry Wonda is ready to work. He has the energy that nobody can explain. I've had some of the engineers that work with him, how does he have so much energy from nine o'clock in the morning to 4:30 the following morning? Jerry Wonda is nonstop energy. I call him 'Uncle Jerry' now, and he's by far my most favorite person to work with in music. Hands down, he's just a great person. I think for someone who's experienced moderate success this early into my career, to be around somebody like Jerry Wonda is very important to me. It's not work for him, he enjoys it. It's a life for him. The music industry can be a little tough in terms of who you have to deal with, the politics, and the business, but J kind of reminds you that this is actually just a dream. He wakes up as if someone is going to tell him tomorrow that his dream is over. He's just an incredible person, man."
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