Bastards of Art Interview : Carl Nappa

Carl Nappa


Carl Nappa is the poster child for talent infused with hard work.  He worked his way up from the bottom in an unforgiving music industry.  He has more than 30 million gold, platinum and multi-platnuim albums to his credit. It would be impossible for you to have never heard an album he has worked on.

Carl has enjoyed working with Parsons, Ray Bardani, Jerry Brown, Teddy Riley, P Diddy, Wyclef Jean, Kevin Law, Madonna, Micheal Jackson, Prince, Nelly, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, N’SYNC, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, NRBQ, Blondie, Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Mariah Carey, Prince, Wyclef Jean, Run DMC, Pet Shop Boys, Alan Parsons, David Bowie, Missy Elliot, and Riley James.

The most important value I found in Carl’s interview is humility.  He is at ease with his craft and presents it in such a way that it puts the listener at ease with.  Carl will remind you that with a little bit of talent and some long hours, the future of your career is only limited by you.


Matt Hodel

January 2017

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