September 24, 2019 Valholla Staff

LISTENtoSIN & Mikeiilo discuss the making of “Dynasty”

photo by Amisheru

LISTENtoSIN released his single “Dynasty” after teasing it Twitter. The Mikeiilo produced song is probably one of the most potent verses from SIN to date. In this Q&A, we talk to the two creators about the making of the song, and more.

Valholla: Explain the process of recording Dynasty

SIN: At first “Dynasty” was nothing more than just a freestyle joint I laced. We would always randomly play in front of people prior to release & the feedback was always real. Might even be the first real song MikeiiLo & I recorded together, out of the many.

VH: How did you build the production that ended up becoming Dynasty?

Mikeiilo: I don’t really remember. This beat is almost 5 years old. I was never planning on releasing it. I’m not really a fan of the beat but everyone else is lol. I do remember the sample coming from the man 40a. If you know, you know.

VH: There’s a “Jay Z Dynasty” reference on this song. What’s your favorite album from him and why?

SIN: My favorite Jay Z album would either be “Reasonable Doubt” or “The Blueprint.” They change almost daily. Depends on how much the sun is shining that day haha.

VH: This question is a little left-field but if someone were playing Dynasty during a DJ mix at a party, what song should she, or he play before it?

Mikeiilo: Definitely “Get it Started” by SIN, Rob Markman, Fatboy Shaw, and Track Burnaz – (Vince & The Valholla Empire).

VH: Favorite line from the song?

SIN: “& you already know… Ya’ man is a lame & ya’ girl is a hoe. I swear I had a story ‘bout a story I promised I wouldn’t tell.” It always just makes me laugh when I hear it because it’s so witty & cryptic at the same time haha

VH: You recently tweeted that Dynasty won’t appear on your upcoming project. How did you make that decision given how crazy the song is?

SIN: Honestly, it was a tough decision but “Dynasty” was recorded some time ago even though it was presented to y’all fairly recent… Which is dope! But, so much has changed & progressed from then & now with both of our sounds. It only felt right to move with the current momentum that we’re on. Everything has to sound cohesively pleasing.

VH: Who do you both see on the remix???

SIN: Since the release, my man Rob Markman has not been shy about his admiration for the track. I could definitely hear him putting a body bag on this beat! Waddup Rob! Also, I can hear my man Hi-Rez doing a lot of damage to the remix as well. He has sick ability to play with his speeds while he raps & I feel like it’ll be a dope mesh.

Watch “Dynasty” shot by @Blanco1two below. Listen to the single on Apple Music, Tidal, and Spotify.


Valholla Staff

Valholla is a full service Music Label & Management Company based in Miami, FL. Named Record Label of the Year in 2017 by Miami New Times. One of Valholla's notable releases is the 2015 release of Kirby Maurier's "Doing The Most" was one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region. Every full-length release from Valholla since 2015 has charted on iTunes.