BrentRambo Interview: Chicago producer creates his own luck

As LUCKI continues his ascent from “underground king” to budding mainstream star, an artist of his magnitude is nothing without the special producers he surrounds himself with. And that is especially true for fellow Chicagoan BrentRambo.

Deriving his name and producer tag from Brent Rambo of the beloved 1990s Apple commercial meme, the Nigerian instrumentalist first gained traction thanks to placements with Lil Yachty on “I Don’t Fuck With N****s” (2016), Famous Dex on “Wit Yo Bitch” (2016) and Chicago native Warhol.SS on “Speed Racer” (2015). Along with this, Brent was occasionally putting out music as his own artist, rapping songs like “Depression” and “Go to the Wendy’s.”

Thanks to the tremendous buzz tracks like these had been garnering in the underground, and LUCKI’s relationship with Warhol.SS, Brent was able to connect with the burgeoning rapper, and they haven’t looked back since.

Despite landing placements with new wave icons like Autumn! and Summrs, Rambo is essentially an in-house producer for LUCKI and Warhol — crafting sensationally unorthodox beats that add to their star power.

“The way I see my sound and the way I make my beats, it’s never just one type of way,” he said. “When other producers get their sound, they try to build on that. But whenever I open FL, I just do whatever and go with the flow. People say that I have a sound, but I really just do me. It’s never a specific way I do it.”

This spontaneity and unique approach has led to LUCKI gravitating to Brent even more, as their chemistry has grown exponentially since they started working together. With some of his favorite songs he’s ever produced being LUCKI’s “Widebody” (2020) and “MEET ME THERE” (2022), the one-of-a-kind rapper’s commitment to greatness has rubbed off on Rambo.

“He keeps evolving,” he said. “His flows go so crazy now. He lets me do what I do, he lets me be a real ass producer. Folks turned my sh*t up, in terms of my work ethic.”

Looking forward, the duo is now looking to collaborate on their third Extra Lucky EP, as well as LUCKI’s next project, as Brent recently made a trip to San Francisco to put work in with LUCKI.

While in the Bay Area, OGM host Hakeem Rowe linked up with Rambo for his last Our Generation Music exclusive interview. During their conversation, the two discussed Chicago’s dense talent pool, having immigrant parents, BrentRambo type beats, Brent’s first LUCKI concert, upcoming music, his new drum kit, his dream collaborators and much more.

Check out BrentRambo’s OGM exclusive interview below!

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