I started producing when I was a senior in high school. I started out with DJ equipment along with a sampler and started making loops. Shortly after that, I got my first keyboard, it was a Yamaha. My friends and fellow artists recognized my potential skills so they put money together and purchased me a drum machine. I didn’t have any personal mentors, but there were people that influenced and inspired me. My mother being one of them, the creativity side comes from her. Musical inspiration started when I heard Eric Sermon’s production with EPMD, Timbaland, Premo, Dr.Dre, and Pete Rock. They are all real inspiration of mine, just to name a few. I also love classical music including Bach, Mozart and Hayden..
3) How did you make the HomeBoy Sandman beat for “Strange Planet”? What was the inspiration?
5) Have you been in any beat battles, showcases or competitions?
The song, “The Journey’ will be starting this album and each song is going to take you on a voyage. Every track is going to be its own composition. This is going to be a soundtrack of instrumentals that the listeners can enjoy and create their own stories using their imagination. I’ve been working on this album for several months, the process has included working with musicians, instrumentalist, and new tools to bring something different to the fans.
7) Anything else coming up in 2011 that you want to share?
Yes, Chivalry Music Group. A collective of like minded musicians working to make music we believe in and supporting those outside of the collective as well. Along with writing and producing music other goals are to host events for the music community and mentoring young musicians. For beats check out http://www.kobeatz.com those looking for complete songs, hooks, and production check out.. http://www.chivalrymusicgroup.com and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/kobeatz and http://twitter.com/chivalrymusic
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