Nedarb talks fatherhood, constantly dealing with “punishers” online, and how his new band name, If I Die First, is an homage to his late friend Chynna
Nedarb wears many hats. Musician, producer, A&R, talent scout, manager, and overall connector of dots are just a few of those hats. We spoke on an episode a few years ago shortly after he’d produced an EP for Lil Peep and became a big factor in Peep’s meteoric rise. In this episode we catch up on everything that’s happened in his life since, and it’s been a lot. Peep’s tragic passing, not long after our last conversation, obviously had a huge impact on his life, and shortly thereafter Ned found out he was going to be a father.
He’s now officially a platinum producer, and father to adorable baby Shavo. But beyond all of his perceptible achievements, some of Ned’s most important work are the things he might never get credit for: introducing like minded artists to each other, convincing people they have the talent to succeed, being a mouthpiece for completely unknown artists, pushing affiliates toward their big breaks, and just being overall help to multiple scenes (and media outlets) for the better part of the last decade. He also formed a new band, a supergroup of sorts, with previous guest Lil Lotus, future guest Lil Zubin, From First To Last member Travis Richter, and more called If I Die First, who’s first release is dropping later this week.
Tune in to hear us talk about fatherhood, constantly dealing with “punishers” online, and how his new band name, If I Die First, is an homage to his late friend Chynna.