Beat Boy Talks Working With Shoreline Mafia, The Importance Of Having Your Own Sound And More!
We got the opportunity Beat Boy, a producer who’s been apart of creating Shoreline Mafia’s sound. He’s had the opportunity to work with artists like 03 Greedo, Maxo Kream, Yung Pinch, Shoreline Mafia and more! Most of you who are reading this know this song because it’s been a hit for a few years now but if you don’t check out “Nun Major” by Shoreline Mafia with additional production by Ron-Ron The Producer. Keep an eye out for Beat Boy beats this year because he comes with the hits. His social media and SoundCloud are linked down below, go give him a follow and make sure to give his beats a listen.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music? And how long have you been producing?
I’m from Los Angeles, California. Lived & grew up in West Los Angeles, Westside of Compton, & Hawthorne. I first made a connection to producing music at 12 years old. I’ve been producing since I was 12.
What's your producer tag? How did you create it? What's the importance of having a producer tag?
My producer tag is a girl saying “BeatBoy Taught Me”. I created it by telling here to create a voice memo over the iPhone I believe it was the iPhone 3 or 4 at the time lol I made it for Problem’s Welcome To Mollywood 2 but she sent it to me too late. Having a producer tag just gives you an identity but it's more important to have your own sound because that's ultimately your tag if that makes sense.
What was going on in your life when you made your first beat? Was producing always the goal?
I just had started summer school at Palms Middle School in West Los Angeles, and I was going through a rough patch of life and music was already my love, but actually making the music got me to express my feelings and such, I would use music as my daily escape from things I had difficulty dealing with. After I grew up, learning to DJ at about 3 years old, playing the drums in church, playing the trumpet/cornet in middle school, I then figured out I wanted to make the music, and not from writing songs either. I wanted to have everything to do with the beat & production side of music.
When/what made you start taking producing from a hobby to a career?
I believe about 14-15 years old is when I figured I wanted to make a career out of it, I’ve done some major stuff for being young & also independent.
You've worked with Shoreline Mafia a lot, how/when did you first connect with them?
I connected with them thru Ron-Ron when they were getting introduced to Picaso & Tk
The Nun Major beat I made on the spot for Ketchy from Stinc Team, he had gotten a little too faded & fell asleep so the beat was just playing, Ohgeesy came in and asked if he could fucc with the beat & I'm like cool. Since this was the first song I linked up with Ohgeesy or Shoreline I muted a few parts of the beat I did and made Ron-Ron get on it just cause these were his homies and I made the beat at their studio.
Can you run us through making the "Spaceship" beat? How did Shoreline Mafia and Stinc Team end up hopping on it? Were you with them in the studio when they recorded it? If so can you run us through that session?
The Spaceship was started by Ron-Ron, then I added some sounds to it, then another person added a little sound. Then Shoreline & Stinc Team hopped on it. I had to get Ron-Ron to chop up everyone's verses to fit them all on one song. Hell, even some folks didn't make the cut of the song lol it was long.
"Break A Bitch Bacc" beat was something I made from scratch earlier before Shoreline pulled up to the studio, they needed beats so everyone who was there went through beats but a lot of the beats they weren’t feeling. So before the session turned into something unproductive they asked if I had anything which I barely did because everything I made was already recorded on then the Break a Bitch Bacc beat was the only one I played.
How/when did you first connect with Maxo Kream? Can you run us through making the "ATW" beat? How did Greedo end up hopping on it? Were you with him in the studio when he recorded it? If so can you run us through that session?
I connected with Maxo Kream thru Picaso of R.Baron, he has been a long-time friend of mine and reached out to me while I was living in Atlanta at the time helping me get some new music done with some new artist. Maxo was first on the list of who he wanted me to work with, but "ATW" wasn’t a thought yet I had made the 5200 record first while living in Atlanta & only had made the "ATW" beat but didn’t turn into a song probably until a few months down when I finally touched back down in Los Angeles... this is when I finally met Greedo and "ATW" got recorded.. 03 didn’t like his part on it but we went back to the studio and made it happen.
How/when did you first connect with 03 Greedo? Can you run us through making the "Run For Yo Life" beat? How did Greedo end up hopping on it? Were you with him in the studio when he recorded it? If so can you run us through that session?
I first connected with 03 thru Picaso. He through the lob with the Maxo Kream play and as a trade-off, he told me he was interested in me working with Greedo. At the time all I was making was trap beats & they needed something more WestCoast so I ended up making the Run For Your Life beat & sent it over & the rest is history.
How did you build up your placements? Any advice to all the producers out there trying to build up their placements?
I built up my placements by being exclusive, always working no matter what, never taking no for an answer. My advice is to make sure you’re ready to stay down because this isn’t easy at all, and you have to be ten toes down to come up ten fold.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
What’s in store is a lot of different hats that I’ve been wearing behind the scene but now I’m going to wear them for the world to see.
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