Milano Kaye is a fast rising producer out of Rochester, NY but now residing Tampa, Florida. He is a producer that has been influenced by the golden age of New York Hip Hop, and patterns his music after guys like the legendary Rza, Havoc and DJ Premier. Milano is on course to becoming a boom bap legend himself. He has just started doing music full-time and has already landed placements with Big Remo, Fred the Godson and many others.
Ka’miko, also known as Kamikowrites is an up and coming songwriter and aspiring artist based out of the Delaware area. She has been writing and recording songs since she was 14 years old. All that hard work has paid off. She has worked with super producers The Olympicks, past Beats Grind and Life guests The Ratchet Gxds, as well as Evo, Bangallure, Oscrowley and many more.
Cornelio Austin is an American Producer, Songwriter and Singer based out of Los Angeles, California. The Grammy nominated producer is a graduate of Full Sail University and has become one of the top R&B producers in the industry. He has produced for artists BJ The Chicago Kid, Chris Brown, Lela James, Busta Rhymes, K-Ci & JoJo, Jesse Powell, Goapele, Derek Minor and many more.
Darrell “Digga” Branch is a legendary Grammy nominated music producer that has worked in the music industry for almost two decades. He has worked with and produced artists such as Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Ghostface, Cam’Ron and many more. He has sold well over 30 million units. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Beat Game: The Truth About Hip-Hop Music Production”. Also to add to his resume, he is an educator at the SAE Institute in Atlanta, GA.
Oomahmi is an American music producer representing Seattle, Washington. She started making music in 2015 when her father passed away. Since that time she has been on fire. With established mentors like Sound Oracle and Krucial Keys, she is no doubt ready to make an impact in the music industry. You can check out her new debut EP entitled ‘Muse’ on iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google Play and TIDAL.
Raw Nois3 is a producer and sound designer from outside the Philadelphia, PA area. He has been producing music for the past 13 years. Raw Nois3 has recently gained recognition through his series of sound libraries he has made, which are now available on rawnoise.com and maschinemasters.com
DJ Pain 1 is a native of Wisconsin who aspires to grow the hip-hop, specifically the production culture through educating and giving back with sound kits. He is known for his versatility with his beats as he has crafted bangers for Young Jeezy, Public Enemy, Smoke Dza, Ludacris, Slaughterhouse, 50 Cent, Jahiem and many more.
Young Tech is an artist/producer representing New Orleans, Lousiana. You may have heard some of production with artists such as Ace Hood, Big Krit, Murs, French Montana and many more. Young Tech is set to release his new EP ‘Change’ in the fall with the hit single ‘Nostalgia’, which just hit 1 million streams and is available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Tidal and Spotify.
This week on Beats Grind & Life we got another Ratchet Gxd with us. Last but not least, Cain The Producer joins us to talk about his musical journey. He is 1/3 of the team Ratchet Gxds. A 2015 iStandard Beat Showcase Winner. Cain has worked with artists like Roscoe P. Coldchain, Warchild and Jimmy Wallstreet. Just recently the Ratchet Gxds handled most of the production and were Executive Producers of the highly anticipated Kaydence album 'Pen Piper'. Listen to this interview to hear Cain talk about how the Ratchet Gxds were formed, how he worked two jobs a day and still managed to make beats and how the Kaydence album came about. Dope interview with lots of value. Check it out.
JFK is a music producer, sound designer, keyboard player, iStandard Showcase winner and 1/3 of the production team Ratchet Gxds. His production can be heard all over the new Kaydence album “Pen Piper”. He has collaborated with multiplatinum producers the Olympicks, Hitboy, 1500 or Nothin, DJ Wes and many more.
Tarik Azzouz is French producer signed to former Beats Grind & Life guest Streetrunner’s imprint “Run The Streets”. After working closely with Streetrunner, Tarik has landed placements with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, The Game, John Legend, Royce Da 59 and DJ Khaled. He is also blazing a trail of his own by signing a deal with Universal Music in France.
This week on Beats Grind & Life we got up and coming producer BLK The Beat Man. This Queens Bridge producer drops a lot of knowledge for being a rookie in the game. He discusses what he learned in audio school and the advantages of attending, how he got his placement with Lil Uzi Vert and how Facebook marketing can help music producers gain exposure. This is a must listen for any producer trying to get in the game. Listen Now!!!
The Beats Grind & Life podcast is back after a short hiatus, and what better way to come back than with Miami producer Chico Star. This up and coming producer chats with us about making a song with the legendary rapper Jadakiss, the gear that he got from legendary producer Jim Jonsin and how he adds value to collaborating artists. This is such a great interview with tons of value bombs. Listen now!!!
Jon Glass is a hard working, talented and driven producer that is native to the Boston area. He is the founder and leader of Glasshouse Productions. Right now he serves as the DJ and Producer for the young up and coming rapper Token. He has also made music for some of Boston’s own REKS and Termanology. You may have recently heard some of his beats on Sway In The Morning’s Friday Fire Freestyle. Jon Glass is also the 2014 Producer’s United producer of the year.
Triza is a Virginia native that now resides in Atlanta, GA. He is a multi-genre producer that got his first taste of the industry as an intern for Ludacris’ Disturbing the Peace label. Since that time he has made a name for himself by working with artists like Chris Brown, Justin Beiber, Rico Love, Sean Kingston, Bryan Michael Cox and many more. Right now you can check Triza out every Friday on the Unquantized podcast that he co-hosts with past Beats Grind and Life guest Sound Oracle on Instagram Live at 4pm est.
Smitti Boi is a music producer and engineer that specializes in Hip Hop, R&B and Pop music. He is based out of Atlanta, GA. You may have heard some of his work with artists like Cee-Lo Green, Boosie Badazz, B.O.B, Curren$y, Project Pat, Slicc Pulla, Nick Grant and many more.
Curtis King is a Producer, Songwriter and Engineer out of Houston, TX. He has had the ability to play various instruments since the age of 11. This talented producer was even once chosen to be part of the San Antonio Orchestra. So to speak, he is a Swiss Army Knife. He can do it all. Even though Curtis King has made music in a variety of genres, he is really making a name for himself on the Urban Music scene. He has worked with artists such as Bobby Valentino, Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Mack 10, Latoiya Williams and many more.
Tha Bomb Squad is a collective of three producers from Miami and Toronto. They are Jay, Josh and King Miamii. Together, the multi-genre trio have worked with artist such as Jadakiss, Raekwon, Rick Ross, Shawna, Gunplay, Cool & Dre, Brisco, Jim Jones, Kent Jones and many more.
Statik Selektah is a veteran producer representing Boston, now residing in New York. He has delivered us so much classic material over the years from his own albums such as "Spell My Name Right", "Population Control" and "Lucky 7", to name a few. He also has a lot of collaborative projects with artists such as Eminem, 2 Chainz, Termanology, Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson, Saigon, Freeway, Crooked I, Joey Bada$$ and many more. And if that’s not enough, he also runs his own label Showoff Records and host the radio show "Showoff Radio" on Eminem’s Shade 45 XM/ Sirus Radio Station.
Analogic is a Hip Hop producer representing the Garden State (New Jersey). With hard work he has made his way from up under the radar and is now making a huge name for himself. Some of his credits include Jarren Benton, Dilated Peoples, Skyzoo, Master Ace, Phonte and the late Sean Price. Just recently he got a placement on the new Rick Ross album “Rather You Than Me.”
On Beats Grind & Life this week we got Super Producer and Sound Designer Decap. Some of his credits include Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Royce Da 5’9, Smoke DZA and many more. He also has a few albums of his own like 'Excess Amount' and 'Omni Love' to name a few. He also has a collective entitled 'Future Knock', where up and coming artists can submit music to be played. In this interview we talk about his inspiring trip to Africa, making his own samples as opposed to sampling someone else and he gives detailed business advise for all music producers. This is an interview definitely worth checking out. Listen now!!!
Nate Coop is one of your favorite producers favorite producer. He is coming to us straight from Houston, TX. He is ½ of the duo Nate & Charity, that took home the top prize in the 2015 iStandard Beast of the Beats. His credits include last years’ XXL Freshman Cypher, Dave East, Starlito and Young Dolph. He is the producer ½ for the duo group 3am Ugly.
Soultronik is a hip hop producer from Hempstead, New York that is making moves very quickly in this game. Last year he became the first ever winner of the Remy Martin Producer Series and just this year he got his first major placement with the legendary DITC rapper O.C. on his highly anticipated Same Moon Same Sun LP. Soultronik is rookie in the game, but gives a lot of insight and applicable advise. Check out the interview to hear him speak on the importance of support from a significant other, the power of setting goals and how beat showcases have impacted his career. Listen now!!!
This week's episode on Beats Grind & Life we got New York producer Krucial Keys joining us. You may know the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum producer from the work he did with Alicia Keys. He had a heavy hand in creating her first four albums. You may have also heard his music on projects with Rakim, Nas, Drake, Mario, Angie Stone, Keyshia Cole, K'naan and many more. Listen to this episode to hear what Krucial has to say about the journey of success, the power of mass distractions and what his podcast "It's So Krucial" is all about.
Charity Evaughn is a Hip Hop producer and DJ coming out of Houston, TX. She has recently been making a huge name for herself within the music industry. In 2015 Nate Coop and her won the iStandard Beast of the Beats competition in Atlanta, GA. She is also the 2015 Space City Beat Battle Champion. Not to mention, just last year she produced music for the 2016 XXL Freshman Cypher. Right now she has a project with her partner Nate Coop entitled “Colors” and her own project called “King Pin” with Dante Higgins both available now.