What's good RTMN members!! Let's talk about the role of the artist and the producer.
Me myself, I would categorize myself as a beat maker that is trying to become a "producer". From my point of view, I'm tired of just making beats. I am more interested in direction of a song. Believe it or not, I've run into cats that don't have the knowledge to recognize the difference between the verse and the hook on a beat or know when to compliment the beat during change up's or transitions.
Sometimes when I send a beat to someone and they send it back with their lyrics, I think it's my duty to step in and make certain suggestions to improve the song if necessary . Isn't that what I'm supposed to do if I'm trying to call myself a producer?? From that point, I would expect the artist to understand that this process is done only to make corrections.
Don't get me wrong, there are some artist out there that can formulate complete songs without direction. But sometimes I feel the artist and the producer need to be on the same page. If a song turns out wack, part of the blame should be directed toward the producer.
What do yall think??