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Auckland producer Montell2099’s LA photo diary

Montell2099, whose debut single ‘Hunnid on the Drop’ with Savage 21 is released today, reports from his trip to LA to perform at Red Bull Sound Select.

Auckland-based, Katikati-raised producer Montell2099 is on a meteoric rise, from making beats in his grandparent’s rural home to collaborating with rapper 21 Savage (who has worked with Drake, Future among many others) on his first official single ‘Hunnid on the Drop’ and being invited to LA to play a Red Bull Sound Select show (where he was joined by 21 Savage) curated by US promoters Brownies and Lemonade.

We asked Montell to document his trip for The Spinoff in photos. Here’s what he and his manager Rikihana Douglas came back with:

Producing session in the studio with Symbolyc One, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, and many others

Diving into the Symbolyc One beat

Sound check at Belasco Theatre

Heading to the venue in downtown LA

The Ace Hotel makeshift studio up in the penthouse

Listen to Montell2099 X 21 Savage ‘Hunnid on the Drop’ here:


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