Like many others when I first saw the clips on instagram for 6ix9ine’s video/track Kooda I was immediately enamored. The video looked like it was going to be a banger, 6ix9ine’s lyrics were turnt tf up, and the beat was just spectacular.
The video has now been up for 9 days and has gotten 14.8 Million views. I am probably to blame for at least 100 of those views.
Anyways, yesterday, I’m smoking and listening to Kooda and for the first time I thought to myself… “yooo I know who produced gummo, but who the F produced Kooda?” Well I did a little research and I found out that the producer of the track goes by the name Koncept P Beats.
I started looking into him and its crazy, you can still get non exclusive leases from this producer for only $25. Which is just cray.
I really find it a shame that not that much attention has been going towards Koncept P Beats. Besides a blurb or a mention in some articles and video descriptions, no one has discussed or talked to this dope ass producer. So I hit em up last night and he responded.
Interview + 5 Beats:
Any major credits I should list besides kooda if any?
No kooda is my first major placement, although Ive been an assistant recording engineer for people like Zoey Dollaz, Maxo Kream, Common, Robert Glasper, and Jeff Van Gundy.
How old are you?
Im 22 years old.
Where are you from?
Originally I was born in Caracas Venezuela but moved to Houston Texas at a young age.
How long have you been producing?
I started making beats when I was about 17, but it was mostly as a hobby, once I realized that I was improving and could make a career out of it I started to really get serious about it. I’ve been around music my whole life though; I started playing the drums at six years old and grew up with a musical family.
You know people are going to want to know, so can you tell me how did you connect with 6ix9ine? Maybe how much he paid for the beat?
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?
Probably when I saw that “Kooda” was on the top charts of Itunes. That feeling was crazy, just the fact that millions of people are listening to my music is still surreal honestly. Either that or being in the studio with Common and Robert Glasper.
Who are your biggest influences?
Honestly there are way too many dope producers out there to narrow it down to a couple. I am definitely influenced by my audio engineering professors and past band instructors though, I can’t deny that. They all helped shape who and what I am today.
Want to give any shoutouts?
Yeah I want to give a quick shout out to my family for always supporting me. Also want to give a shout out to all the producers out there working hard and investing in themselves. Heres a quick message from me: Stay patient. Patience in this game is the key. Make sure you get the credit you deserve too; we work too hard for people to overlook us.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
A couple of years ago I interned for Matthew Knowles (Beyoncé’s Dad), he had me doing a lot of handy man work until I worked my way up to working in the music management department for World Music Entertainment. I learned a lot about the music industry from him, he was a great mentor.
What do your beats normally cost?
My beat prices vary depending on what artists want to do with them. I have different prices for different leases on my site, but to get exclusive rights for a beat the artist would have to make me an offer for it.
What is the most you have made from one beat?
The most I had sold a beat for, before the 6ix9ine placement, was about eight hundred dollars but my prices have changed since then.
Who are the favorite artists you have produced for?
Probably would have to be 6ix9ine and Z Wells.
Hardware or software?
Software wise I use Maschine, Protools, and Logic 9. I use Maschine to make beats and the other two to mix and master.
Hardware wise I use the Maschine Mikro, Komplete 49 Keyboard, Mac Book Pro, Scarlett interface, and Rockit 6 Monitors.
How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career?
Honestly too many to tell, it would definitely be in the tripe digits though. I didn’t really start selling my beats online until like a year and a half ago so I was a little late to the Internet game.
What are your plans for 2018?
Aside from getting more placements, my main plan for 2018 is to just keep learning. I still have a lot of room to grow and develop my sound. This is just the beginning for me.
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