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“Grow the brand” Interview and more with E-Trou

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If your someone who looks for type beats on YouTube then you most likely know who E-Trou is, and even if you don’t recognize his name click the video below and I guarantee you’ve heard that beat before.

Besides having one of the most viewed Mac Miller type beats, E-Trou is one of the producers in the crew at the very top of the “type beat” game, Taz Taylors “Internet Money”.

I reached out to him and you can find out about who E-Trou is, how he got to where he was, and more, by scrolling down.

Major credits? As of right now, I dont have any major songs out. I have a song with Lil Skies & Landon Cube & a record with Yung Pinch but those are yet to drop.

How old are you? I’m 24 years old.

Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Not really lol. Craziest shit is having the opportunity to send packs of beats to some of the biggest artists in the game. A lot of it doesnt pan out but you never know when one will land.

…one time Taz got us an opportunity to send beats to Eminem when he was working on Revival. I deff fan-boyed out at the thought of that happening.

Where are you from? Im from Peabody Massachusetts, about 20 minutes north of Boston.

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I started producing my freshman year of college, so like 2011. My homie(shoutout Jason) put me onto Reason, which is a different daw. So i messed around on that & i was awful at it lol.

Then one day he came to my dorm with FL Studio & I became obsessed, making beats whenever I could. That Christmas my brother bought me an MPC and the obsession/passion kept growing.

When I went back to school, Id be upstairs working on beats & people downstairs would be partying, coming up and freestyling along. Had a couple roomates who would record songs to my beats. It was never anything serious, but it made me realize the potential. Its funny how far I’ve come since then lol.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I mean being in the studio & watching records come together is super dope. Also, being able to meet a lot of cool people including everyone in Internet Money, who have basically become family at this point.

Who are your biggest influences? When I first started it was Hit-Boy. I tried so hard to emulate his sound. Then you have  Kanye West, Dr.Dre, Just Blaze, all the guys who produced the music i grew up on. I can always go back listen to their shit & gain some source of inspiration to make beats.

Want to give any shoutouts? Everyone in Internet Money; Taz Taylor, Pharaoh Vice, KC Supreme, Nick Mira, Sidepce, Jo Lz, Roy Major, Plat, JR Hitmaker, Josh Petruccio, Countach.

Also my mom, dad, & brothers. They been super supportive with everything.

Whats your process for making a beat? I dont really have a “process”. Everyday i sit down at my computer & whatever happens, happens. Sometimes i dont make anything some days i’ll make 5 beats. Worst thing you can do is try to force making beats.

What do your beats normally cost? My leases start at $39.99 & go up from there.

What is the most you have made from one beat? Somewhere upwards of like $800. Those kind of sales are rare these days.

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? FL Studio 11 is my daw of choice cus its the GOAT. Then i be using all different plugins to make beats. Omnisphere is my go-to though.

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? lol i have no idea. A good amount tho.

What are your plans for 2018? Grow my brand & get as many placements as possible. I want to grow on the internet with everything that I do now whether it be beats or kits & grow in the industry. Try to have my feet in both lanes.

What does youtube monetization look like for you can you give number examples? Youtube monetization a struggle right now. If your not getting hundreds of thousands of views your not making much.  I dont even focus on it at all anymore. Before the whole ad-pocalypse shit happened it could have been anywere between $150-$200 per month depending on how many videos i posted. The number i make a month now is sad lol.

 

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) 

  • Rapper wise: Paris…… once his project drops you’ll see why
  • Producer Wise….. internet money bout to take over

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That’s ALL kits, from E-Trou to Pharaoh Vice to Nick Mira to Taz Taylor and more. The kits range in price from $30 to $60 on average which means you can save anywhere from $6 to $12 per kit (no limit).

Discount ends March 1st, 12:01 AM! So you have 2 days or less to use this discount code then its over.

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