GRAMMY-nominated producer Harvey Mason Jr. says his job as a producer is to push an artist to deliver their best.
"As a producer, your job is to ensure that the artist gives the best performance," he says. "So the mindset is, 'What can I bring to the session?', not what are they going to bring, what can I bring to the session that heightens the quality of what we make. That makes that artist or that singer, that performer do something they've never done or at least better than what they have done before."
Mason Jr. has worked with Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and more. Watch the rest of the interview above for more insight on Mason Jr's thought process when making music, what he believes producers should bring to the table and more.