Producer Nitti has "no plans to work with Yung Joc anymore"

“It’s one of those things where a lot of cats in the South knew what I was doing for the last few years, but it’s just that more people are starting to notice. Industry heads are starting to appreciate me as a producer and a music provider,” said Nitti of his seemingly overnight celebrity status.

Though the masses may just be getting acquainted with him, the former So So Def signee, who credits Jermaine Dupri as “one of the first people to really give me the game” has been quietly building a rep as one of the nicest below the Mason-Dixon line, pumping out beats for the likes of 8Ball & MJG, Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, David Banner and Nelly among others. Now, with production scheduled for hip-hop heavyweights like T.I. and Rick Ross and having recently inked a label deal for his Playmaker Music imprint through Warner Brothers Music, the Grammy nominated producer has big plans for the label and his soon-to-be released solo debut, Ghettoville USA.

“It’s like one of those top secret projects…it’s more like my personal album. I got some of those beats on there that I’ve been stashing, the ones that people say ‘why didn’t I hear that when you played those beats for me,’” he explained about putting together his debut. Nitti will handle half of the production on the album, while hand picking the rest from a select group of beat makers. With no set release date as of yet, the record’s first single, “Papah Boy” is scheduled to be released to radio in the next couple of months. And while he remained tight lipped about the guest list for the album he did offer this.

“Put it this way, I got John Mayer on the album and I got Young Dro on there. That should tell you how diverse it is.”

One person who definitely will not be on the album is Yung Joc. While the two enjoyed mutual success from their collaboration on “It’s Goin Down,” Nitti credits industry politics as the reason that the two won’t be linking up anytime soon.

“I have no plans to work with Yung Joc anymore whatsoever,” he laments. “He do what he do and I do what I do. When you deal with people who call themselves CEO’s and they put the business between the artist and the producer, it messes up the chemistry. When a record makes a lot of money, people who don’t even have nothing to do with the record get to playing tug of war. It’s one of those situations where it gets sticky. It wasn’t my intention to have it go down like that because I broke the dude, but it goes down like that sometimes. That’s the game.”

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