Interview + 5 beats from Kid Ocean Protege “Lil Szn”

How did you get together with Kid Ocean? I’ve used a large variety of Kid Ocean’s beats as well as I’ve been following him for a couple years now. He actually reached out to me and asked if I would collaborate with him.

What have you learned from working with him? I’ve gotten to definately be apart of his own process of how he structures his beats and the way he masters them. I was blessed to be apart of the collaboration with him.

How old are you? I am 22 years old.


Where are you from?  I am from The Bay Area in San Fran, California

How long have you been producing? I’ve just recently started (back up) about a month and a half ago. I’ve stopped for almost 3 years.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I’ve had the chance to work with a vast amount of different artists which is very enjoyable. I like hearing new music and new styles.

What do your beats normally cost? I only charge $15 for profitable uses, and $50 for unlimited profitable uses.

What is the most you have made from one beat? Currently $50.

Who are the favorite artists you have produced for? I really enjoy producing for artists who can tell a story on one of my instrumentals, it makes me feel accomplished as a producer.

Hardware or software? I currently use FL Studio 12, Producer’s Edition

How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career? I have currently sold 4 leases.

Who are your biggest influences? Kid Ocean is a large influence as well as Drake. I like to capture sounds that will stay with people.

Want to give any shoutouts? Big shout out to Tim Taggerty formally known as Kid Ocean, thank you for all that you’ve inspired me to do as an artist/producerm he’s a huge blessing to the rap game.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

I am constantly paying attention to other producers to constantly learn from them, but then I will try to surpass their style.


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