RM: How was your experience working with Wale, Akon, doing my own variation of that and people seem to like Sean Paul and Madcon for the album?
it! After like 2 years I am almost to a billion streams on the Internet!
Matoma: That was an unreal experience, especially with Akon, Sean Paul, and Madcon. They are so talented
RM: What is your favorite collab that youâ€™ve done thus
and they really work hard in the studio. For example,
Sean Paul was in the recording studio for 10 or 12 hours without leaving the booth. I was really impressed.
Matoma: I have to say maybe Jason Derulo and Jennifer Lopez. That was a huge milestone in my career. Also
RM: Many of your collaborations and remixes have a
the Akon song. Every song is very special to me but in
super tropical, reggae, R&B feel. What is it about this
different ways. They all have their historical moments
style that you enjoy working with and producing?
and chapters in my career. I really remember the Jason Derulo one because I was so early in my career; to ac-
Matoma: That is probably where I get my inspiration.
tually have him produce one of the songs on the album
I really love R&B, urban flavored music and I like to
was just incredible.
combine it with happy tropical sounds. I ended up