As the saying goes, hard work pays off but in the case of 21-year-old rising producer KeY Wane, keys open doors.
Producing since the age of 13, Wane, real name, Dwane M. Weir II, is currently hearing his name ring bells following his work on Meek Mill’s current Dreamchasers 2 smash “Amen” (also co-produced by Jahlil Beats)—a track that features Drake and Jeremih. A talent on the piano keys, the Detriot native has been infusing these skills into his melodric-driven backdrops for a few years now and can be heard on his joints Big Sean (“Memories,” “Almost Wrote You A Love Song”), Tyga (“Potty Mouth”) and more. In fact just last month, the Tennessee State University senior signed a publishing deal with good friend and frequent collaborator Big Sean. Balancing both his music career and school life, Wane recently took some time to speak with XXLMag.com about a range of topics including producing “Amen” for Meek, juggling school and music, relationship with Big Sean and more.—Ralph Bristout (@XXLRalph)