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The Making Of Post Malone’s “rockstar” With Tank God | Deconstructed


It was finals week. It was crazy, man. I had mad finals. I was studying. I have a crib on campus, so I was up there
studying. I was like, “Yo we have to take a break.” So, we was chilling and my break is just cooking
up. I cooked up three beats. I did this one first and then went to another
one and went to another joint. Five minutes each. Three days later I came down to New York. My boy Christian called me, he had a studio
session. I always cook up with him. We was just cooking up, vibing, and I was
just taking a break. Post came out of the studio session and we crossed paths. I remember I met him in L.A. and I was like, “I met you in L.A.” And he was like, “At Flight Club?” I was like, “Yeah!” And I was like, “Well, I’m a producer,
can I play you some beats?” He was like, “Yeah let’s get weird.” Me personally, I don’t like sending beats
out. I’d rather be in the studio session with
the artist because you never know what vibe you can create. I feel like if I sent that beat to Post, it
probably wouldn’t have been touched or it wouldn’t have been the same type of energy. Put me in the room. I am not trying to send no beats. I started with the 808. That was the first thing I started with. I wanted something dark. 80 is a nice little tempo for that vibe. It has a bounce, but you can still make something
dark, but have a bounce. That was the 808. And now I’m gonna show you how I added the
kick. I try not to have the kick clash with the
808, but also punch through it. I played the 808 and then clicked through
kicks and whichever punches out, then I EQ it and compress it. The hi hats. Now that’s what brings all the swagger into
it. I took the hi hat out where the snare comes
in, so there’s a little swag. Then I brought the whole hi hat and the 808
down an octave. Then the last snare, I brought it down also. Louis is the engineer. Post’s engineer, and close friend. I had the melody and he beefed it up, adding
some piano and just making it more full. I thought it was dope to also have background
melodies over that. Then we add an outro. That was the last thing that was added. Post added his voice at the end. That was dope. I always wanted one of my records with that
type of vocal bend. This was dope for me, this record, because
I was part of the whole process. I was there at the initial session. I was there on each edit that we did. I feel like that’s also important because
then you have a bigger record. I went to L.A. and I didn’t know if we was
really fully working on this record. I didn’t know this song was going to be
the single. But then Dre London, my manager and Post’s manager, he was like, “Yo this might be the single.” I was like… And then I got paperwork. That’s when I was like, “Oh. So we’re going with this.” Then it was out. It really makes me want more. It’s all about what you do next. It’s funny. I never thought I would feel that way, but
you have to. It’s all about longevity. It’s not about one and done. Never that.

Otis Rodgers

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Эльдар Амангельдиев Posted on February 18, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Please make for us : The making of E-Dubble's Two Tone Rebel (or another) with Vini Vici

    Reply
  2. Steven Ruiz Posted on February 19, 2019 at 6:43 am

    https://youtu.be/Oe9LUVkNSmQ

    Reply
  3. Vaibhav Chopra Posted on February 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Thank God for subtitles

    Reply
  4. Habibk46 Posted on February 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Reply
  5. Jesse Pires Posted on February 25, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    And “HES like ima producer” wtf he on about lmao

    Reply
  6. prodbytundra Posted on February 26, 2019 at 1:56 am

    is he on a mac book with windows??? so confused

    Reply
  7. Alec Daniel Posted on March 1, 2019 at 1:56 am

    As soon as I heard the beat, I had to know what the song was called. I found it straight away, only because I knew who was singing it and he said "rockstar" quite alot, so I just typed "rockstar" and there it was, the wonderful song with it's wonderful beat/instrumental

    Reply
  8. valentinohiggins Posted on March 2, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Does anyone else think the keys/piano tune in this track sounds similar to the Resident Evil 4 save music theme? I was hoping he was going to to say that it inspired him or he was up late one night playing Resident Evil 4 and went to a save room and was suddenly like “I need to produce a beat now” lol

    Reply
  9. Bobby Anzaldi Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:28 am

    How much does a producer make. Like are they making as much as the singer or less

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  10. samridh kharbat Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:12 am

    THAT FUCKING OUTRO GIVES ME ORGASMS

    Reply
  11. -1nterruption - Posted on March 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    This man is a genius. I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at the project file itself

    Reply
  12. ShouTz Posted on March 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Activate Windows

    Reply
  13. Sebastian Jakobsen Posted on March 10, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Dude, you just stole Holy Divers intro – DIO. Lmao

    Reply
  14. Kiki Marsham Posted on March 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    The outro is my favorite 😭

    Reply
  15. Elevation Instrumentals Posted on March 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    best post malone song imo

    Reply
  16. Hunter Whaley Posted on March 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I’m just waiting for the day one of these guys whips out Garage Band

    Reply
  17. DJ SHENKS Posted on March 20, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Clearly taking a break pays off more than studying 😂😂

    Reply
  18. Tyler Heath Posted on March 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Mans said “👁 👄 👁

    Reply
  19. Reymatik Beatz Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    PROOF that you need to know someone to get somewhere

    Reply
  20. SLXSHER Posted on March 24, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I don't get how these small time producers get with big time artists and are like chill as

    Reply
  21. Perksofbeingash _ Posted on March 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I really love this! When I first heard the song I was like wowwww the detail! I really loved the outro.. when I could hear Post saying “Rockstar,Rockstar…Feel just like aaaa” COOL

    Reply
  22. Mehdi Mfd Posted on March 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    That was just the perfect match .. no one could do it better than post on that beat

    Reply
  23. jonathan marlowe Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    eyes far apart

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  24. Sai Beats Posted on March 31, 2019 at 6:45 am

    so noone is gonna say anything about the activate windows logo.

    Reply
  25. Vegeta Death Posted on March 31, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Small head ass boy fuck you mean

    Reply
  26. Mikelista Vlogs Posted on April 4, 2019 at 5:39 am

    this is seriously lit <3

    Reply
  27. Tanish Adarkar Posted on April 6, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Russel from gorillaz .

    Reply
  28. Barbarian Knn Posted on April 8, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    keygen release+ aax

    Reply
  29. MAKL Posted on April 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Honestly the part I was curious about was the post production that this video didn't show.

    Reply
  30. TAYLSE MUSIC Posted on April 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    🎶🎵💯

    Reply
  31. Quasar Posted on April 14, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Whoever is reading this, i genuinely hope your day is going great 🙂
    As a young beatmaker from Paris, I post type beats if anyone is kind enough to give me a chance ❤️ if not then it’s ok
    btw i loved that song ! keep grinding 🔥

    Reply
  32. Emir Tarık Dakın Posted on April 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    my mans using fake windows on a mac

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  33. ELIA PERUGINI (Student) Posted on April 21, 2019 at 10:34 am

    This guy has fake windows 10 lol😂 3:39 bottom right of computer

    Reply
  34. Elliott Squires Posted on April 28, 2019 at 4:44 am

    This beat is pretty cool.

    Reply
  35. SuperMochalove Posted on May 2, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Wack and post is wack

    Reply
  36. Drew Blanche Posted on May 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I wish I had a clue what he was talking about so I can make this money 💰😊

    Reply
  37. CB Posted on May 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    lol @ the shots of him turning knobs

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  38. Matt Jr Posted on May 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Simple but good

    Reply
  39. INTOUCHABLE ALIBI Posted on May 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    he had just finished one of the best songs in the world, and didnt understand untill paperwork that it would be in the album? like cmon if u hear a song u can tell if its a hit or nah, idk if this boy is gonna get big, this beat is fire tho

    Reply
  40. Азамат Рысбаев Posted on May 12, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Nice Fake with Nexus lol

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  41. Paul Posted on May 12, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    new things are really scary… i just posted my first ever track on soundcloud @inspirepaul

    Reply
  42. caesar kenyon Posted on May 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    He never explains much. Just shows the beat. No vsts, plugins or anything.

    Reply
  43. electroturi Posted on May 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Yeah, turn up that talk back track! Hahaha

    Reply
  44. Sij Cecilio Posted on May 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Less is more. This beat is so fire compared to other soundcloud rapper beats now where there's so many things happening all at once that it just sounds like noise.

    Reply
  45. Spooky Mooky Posted on May 18, 2019 at 4:57 am

    We just cookin

    Reply
  46. Frank Albarran Posted on May 23, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Most people don't pay you if you send a free beat!🎵🎵🎵🤣

    Reply
  47. No officer You pull over Posted on May 31, 2019 at 2:49 am

    H

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  48. Jota1602 Posted on May 31, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Hes using Windows on a Macbook?

    Reply
  49. Lihle Nicholas Posted on June 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Am doing Bcom Accounting Science(CA) but you will be surprised that am busy investing in music yet am doing commercial studies, this guy encourages to continue with my music

    Reply
  50. LBU beats Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    He compressed the kick? Hold up

    Reply
  51. Michael Randall Posted on June 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Mann do notice me

    Reply
  52. Jayden Panesso Posted on June 7, 2019 at 3:58 am

    great vibes from this man

    Reply
  53. VALLE FSHN Posted on June 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Best Beat ever produced if you ask me

    Reply
  54. Alek Kelly Posted on June 14, 2019 at 5:52 am

    This is such an excellent series

    Reply
  55. Officialchinnis Posted on June 14, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Anyone trynna make a hit ? I got beats

    Reply
  56. Mac Joseph Posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Lots of side chaining here

    Reply
  57. Dingleberrys JDM Posted on June 19, 2019 at 7:47 am

    The more simple beat the better. Adding more on a beat can fuck it up

    Reply
  58. Josh C Posted on June 19, 2019 at 9:26 am

    2:58 that synth drone lead tho

    Reply
  59. Reflection v2 Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Nigga does not even know what he is doing

    Reply
  60. Everything Videos Posted on June 22, 2019 at 2:44 am

    People love macbook dongles for sure.

    Reply
  61. ForestGWolfy Productions Posted on June 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Went to number 1 on the billboard hot 100 chart, 3 weeks after its debut at #2

    Reply
  62. Carlos Chavez Posted on June 23, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Thank goodness he didn’t continue studying

    Reply
  63. BassHead Trucker Posted on June 26, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Tell me he doesn’t look like crush off finding nemo in human form

    Reply
  64. Isaac William Posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Very good example of why it's not about how complex, but rather its about vibe

    Reply
  65. Joshua Stuller Posted on July 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    The beat and notes- simple and great. The long outro- like sounds from a nightmare, hallucination or horror movie. Again, great. The actual lyrics- nonsense. My dog could've written better lyrics. But thumbs up to the whole sound and production.

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  66. Decide Bonde Posted on July 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    This man is talented

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  67. Hardy Kenton Posted on July 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    The biggest hitsong of 2018 consists of 2 tracks in fl studio.

    [insert angry fl studio elitists that have 50.000 tracks in their projects for no reason ranting about something dumb here]

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  68. cornerboyfrank Posted on July 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Nobody:
    Tank God: So I was cooking up

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  69. bresnu joseph Posted on July 8, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    🇨🇵👌🏾 thks

    Reply
  70. ELEPHONY OFFICIAL Posted on July 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I love the beat but I love" dum dum….snare" more🤣

    Reply
  71. EFRAIN VELEZ Posted on July 12, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Brilliant!!!!

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  72. Camron Bridges Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Genius should make a deconstructed engineer version where engineers break down how they mixed the beats & Vocals to a song..

    Reply
  73. FarisseV Posted on July 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Man made the biggest hit having a unactive windows in a mac

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  74. M -a Posted on July 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    I see you Young Dre

    Reply
  75. HyperBreadbeard Posted on July 21, 2019 at 11:15 am

    who else going on a binge sesh of all these deconstructed videos 🔥

    Reply
  76. arvind ramesh Posted on July 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

    This dude talks abt music like its meth

    Reply
  77. Luis carreira Posted on July 21, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Whats the programE used in this sojng guys can anyone help me ????

    Reply
  78. Will Turner Posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

    This guy needs more credit, all producers do

    Reply
  79. scottE Posted on July 22, 2019 at 8:48 am

    What I learnt? Take more breaks from studying

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  80. gianluigi prandi Posted on July 25, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Speaker of the phone:

    Tank God: That was the 808

    Me: What??

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  81. Mike Milly Posted on July 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I’ve always loved that beat. Finally a good deconstructed

    Reply
  82. Leev Posted on July 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    We was just cookin

    Reply
  83. Viet Nguyen Posted on July 28, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Most people take a break from studying to masterbate

    Reply
  84. AdikMusic OfficialTM Posted on July 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    90% hiphop producer are FL user!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  85. MrChickenking44 Posted on July 29, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Where can I get one of those laptop tables, looks kind of cool.

    Reply
  86. LightBlazeMC Posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    the power is in the simplicity

    Reply
  87. pot i like Posted on August 13, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Joey Badass ghostwrote this dont forget that

    Reply
  88. Alex Henningsen Posted on August 13, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Deconstructed is dope. Thx for doing your thing

    Reply
  89. One B Posted on August 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Dope beat tank god ♥️

    Reply
  90. Ralph On Da Beat Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    What a genuine dude

    Reply
  91. Lil Spoiled Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Why do they make an entire scene out of them turning up the volume

    Reply
  92. koala earraper Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Its funny because it was joeybadass and tpain beat but OK👌 lots of lies going around

    Reply
  93. Cris Cozy Posted on August 20, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    This beat goes hard!

    Reply
  94. Laser Shark Posted on September 5, 2019 at 1:00 am

    nigga really look like a fish

    Reply
  95. TaFibaZA Beatz Posted on September 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Well done🔥

    Reply
  96. Donnie Prince Posted on September 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    God bless everybody sky is not the limit keep pushing🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

    Reply
  97. SAN XNGEL Posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:10 am

    He looks like the black Taz Taylor.

    Reply
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