Cardiak launched his career with the song “Start it Up” by Lloyd Banks ft Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous and Ryan Leslie.
Since then, Cardiak has been busy putting in work, most recently landing his second hit with “600 Benz,” featuring Wale and Rick Ross.
“I’ve been producing since 2008, but my success didn’t really pop off until I reached out to G-Unit and ‘Start it Up,’ with Lloyd Banks came out,” Cardiak told AllHipHop.com. “I just played the internet on Twitter and Facebook, just reaching out to A&Rs, remained humble, remained consistent and I really don’t talk much. I just thank God for all my success.”
The Willingborough, NJ producer is now consistently working with some of the top artists in the game.
In addition to contributing to Rick Ross’ upcoming official album God Forgives I Don’t, Cardiak is working with Fabolous on Loso’s Way 2, while securing work with G-Unit and Kid Ink.
“I got two joints on there from what he told me, both of the beats are mad different, and one of them is soul sample type joint, the other one is a some left field type shit, I’m just waiting for it to come out. I’ve been working with Fab on Loso’s Way 2, G-Unit, 50 Cent and Banks.”
Interestingly enough, while Cardiak’s music often sounds like anthems that were produced for arena’s, the producer has quite a small pre-production set up, to make his huge sounding hits.
“It really doesnt matter what you use these days as long as you got a talent.”
Cardiak’s production aesthetics come from his experiences with Kanye West in the studio.
“Well, you know he was on ‘Start it Up’ and I had the opportunity to work with him on ‘Watch the Throne,’ album. Unfortunately I didn’t make the album, but it was still a great experience, because I was in the studio with him. he’s real energetic and it even made me step my whole sh*t up working with Kanye,” Cardiak recalled.