After the crazy year you’ve had, what are you looking to do next?
I’m looking forward to putting out my project, signing a couple artists and putting out their projects, and working with some top-tier artists—whether it’s rap, pop, EDM, it’s no limits. I don’t want to box myself in. I might work on some video games—trying to speak some stuff into existence. I’m cool with a lot of the artists out, and we’re setting trends and pushing the culture forward. But I want to do other things that kind of shock people.
What kind of other things?
I really want to do music for games. You know how Grand Theft Auto had the radio stations and shit? That. And I just want to do the sound for shit. It don’t even have to be the music. It could just be sound effects. I be having crazy ideas in my head. I be hearing shit that might not go good on a beat for a rapper but might be great for something else—like the sound when somebody opens a door. I’m just trying to let everybody know, I don’t wanna just make trap beats. I want more.
Anything my ear hears where I’m like, “Yo, what the fuck is that?” I wanna explore. Since I was little I’ve been like that—just trying to record whatever I hear that I like. When we was in Australia, some Japanese band was playing some Titanic song, but I didn’t know it. I told someone I was going to sample it, and they was like, “No you ain’t, boy!” I would’ve played myself, would’ve went into the studio and made a hit and then lost all my money.
Pi’erre Bourne: “Yo Pi’erre!” [ft. Playboi Carti]
In a perfect world, what do you want to be able to say that you’ve accomplished when it’s all said and done?
A successful cartoon, a successful sitcom, a successful record label. It’s so much shit, bro. I wanna open up restaurants, stores, a fucking laundromat. I think I have the potential to be just like Dr. Dre, a billionaire. As long as I stay focused, the sky is the limit.
A lot of distractions come with celebrity. What’s your plan for staying focused?
I’m going to stay in the studio. Last night, Uzi was trying to get me out of the studio. We were in Boston, and I told him come through. He calls me back later while I’m recording and says, “Pi’erre, I got the hoes!” And I’m sitting in this booth on FaceTime just like, “Can you please get on [my mixtape]?” I don’t like the club like that. Ain’t no telling what can happen in that environment. There’s a lot of hatin’-ass muthafuckas. Rap music can bring a lot of good energy, but you’ve really gotta stay on your Ps and Qs. Even when you’re just having fun, somebody could be in the corner plotting.