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House Rules: After dropping out of community college and spending two months interning for a beat-making friend in Atlanta, Francis struck a deal with his parents: “I’m gonna be a music producer, I swear to God. Let me stay in the back house for a year, and if this doesn’t go anywhere, I’ll return to school.” He hunkered down with Ableton Live, clocking ten hours a day, and when his manager sent “Masta Blasta” to Diplo 18 months later, the whirlwind of festivals, features, shows, and after-parties began. “I love what I do, but it’s really made me realize that 24 hours is not enough time in the day,” he says. “Not even close.”