On this week’s episode of the Scene 2 Seen Podcast, Darius Scott aka Dixson chats with us about songwriting, his favorite soundtracks, and working with Beyoncé. Dixson, a musician, singer and songwriter, co-wrote the Beyoncé song “Be Alive” which is featured on the soundtrack of Reinaldo Marcus Green’s film King Richard and has been nominated for an Oscar.
The movie stars Will Smith as Richard Williams and the lineage he cultivated as the father to tennis sensations Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena Williams (Demi Singleton) in the Warner Bros biopic. The real Williams sisters are executive producers along with their sister Isha Price.
In the movie, Richard approaching coaches and managers with videotapes of his daughters. Paul Cohen (Tony Goldywyn) and Rick Macci (Jon Bernthal) were two who took a chance on Venus. By 1994, she was competing with pros. That’s when Richard decided she’d take a break to focus on her education while she trained with Macci in Florida.
Dixson says “Be Alive” was a fantastic opportunity. One, because he finally got to work with Beyoncé, and two, it’s his first Oscar nomination.
Don’t peg Dixson as a newcomer, though — he has a stacked résumé. He has worked with the likes of Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Pharrell and more. As a Roc Nation signee, the multi-instrumentalist, who for years has been recognized for his extraordinary work as a producer and vocal arranger behind the scenes, is stepping to the forefront in with his first album as a solo artist in the near future.
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