We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Dickerson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chris, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Music had always been something I loved growing up but I didn’t think about pursuing it until my friends in high school wanted to start a rap group. It started out as something we did for fun but I really started to take it seriously. I began teaching myself how to produce and music theory. It all felt natural to me and it became one of the first things I really fell in love with.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a music producer, I see myself as the person who creates the canvas for the artist. I help guide the artist in the direction that they ultimately want to go. I take pride in being the humble servant to the artist while simultaneously helping them grow artistically. I think what separates me from many other producers is that I try to be as hands on as possible in the creation of the songs. The term “Music Producer” has changed over the decades. Today a music producer is someone who just makes beats, but in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s being a producer meant that you were in the studio directing the session, helping write the song, and coaching the artist on their vocal performance on top of producing the song. I aspire to be in that same lane. Someone seen with the likes of Quincy Jones, Pharrell, and Timbaland.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Midtown is one of my favorite spots in Houston, I think I would probably start there and then branch out. Some of my favorite places to eat like Main Chick and Ruggles Black are in that area so I would definitely take my friend there. The Museum District and the Galleria would also be places I’d go.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a shoutout to my parents for allowing me the space to find myself and create freely without judgement. They’ve allowed me to follow my path and pursue music while also giving practical and realistic guidance. They were both instrumental in giving me the confidence and motivation to pursue what I love and I’m forever gracious to them.

Website: traktrain.com/godwork

Instagram: instagram.com/thatgodwork

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