Nuk the Engineer

How did you start your career in the music industry? Tell us your story!

My name is Laetecia Hunter but I go by Nuk the engineer. I started in the drumline and I ended up learning every percussion instrument and eventually became section leader. I was born and raised in Atlanta. I grew up listening to TI, Master P, Jay-Z down to the oldies. I listen to these individuals because they were lit and they were very influential in the hip-hop game. I started making music because it was a hobby and I love it because it’s one of my many passions. The year that I started music was 2012 and I got into production in 2018. Some of my biggest moments was being in a skit with Dubba-AA. And being able to sit in rooms with Mulatto, Mexico dro, etc.

What is your experience in the music industry? Do you have any formal training or schooling? If not, are you self-taught and how did you learn your craft? What is your learning style? What are your favorite educational resources (ex. college, Youtube, etc.)?

In this music industry, I am an engineer and producer. My training came from attending school and working in different studios. I learned my craft by grinding and watching tutorials on YouTube and asking some of my teachers and even people at the studio. My favorite educational resource would be YouTube.

What are some credits and achievements that you have? Who have you worked with? Who have you collaborated with?

Some of my credits are with yellow, red sterling, and YP swindle. I haven’t done any collabs yet but is coming soon

Who are your biggest influences growing up and why? Who do you like to listen to now and why? Who’s on your playlist right now?

Some of my big influences would have to be Master P and Manny Fresh because they were very raw and their production was different than everybody. Now I like to listen to Lil Baby, Gunna, MoneyBagg, and Future. I listen to them because their beats are trapped out and they all are versatile; they can hop on anything in my opinion.

What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve encountered or faced in this industry?

Some of the obstacles I’ve encountered is being a female and people underestimating me because of that

How would you describe your sound and style?

I would describe my sound to be TRAPPED OUT and LITTY.

What are some of your goals this year?

My goal for me this year is to create a bigger sound and being able to push three more projects out.

Who are the top 3 artists, producers, engineers, videographers, or others you would want to work with that you haven’t worked with yet

Mulatto, Lil Baby, Moneybagg, and the producers would be Turbo, Dubba-AA, and Quay.

What is your creative process like?

I like to listen to my artist so that I am able to get a vibe.

What’s your favorite go-to order?

Hot wings