Alderman has been making waves in the music industry recently. At the age of only 19, he is already working with many of the hottest producers in trap, and has founded his own company with two well established industry partners. I was eager to speak to the man many are dubbing a 21st Century Prodigy. I immediately wanted to get into it so I asked him why people refer to him as a prodigy. “King Wizard mentioned it once and I think it just kinda stuck” he said as he smiled, a typically humble reply. Alderman is clearly intelligent and by all accounts hugely talented, and yet somehow still very likeable.
I began to ask him about his new venture Underdog Music that he set up alongside his partners magical producer King Wizard and management mogul Oliver ‘Big Papa’ Harvey. “I resonate with the brand a lot, being an underdog myself I had to really work hard to get to where I am today. I think both Wizard and Big Papa saw that and respect my drive to get there, which is why they asked me to come on board as a partner. I love working with them so of course I accepted”.
As some final thoughts I asked Alderman how he balances being both an industry producer and going to university at the same time. “Well I am a prodigy” he jokes. “But you make time for what you love, just so happens that what I love is also my career”.