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Interview and more with producer BenihanaBoiBeats

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BenihanaBoiBeats is a producer I found while searching for beats on YouTube last week. At first I was curious about his name and the fact that I saw that the video youtube was recommending had over 200K views so I wanted to see what other kind of numbers this producer is putting up. What I found was;

  • He has 3.77 Million combined views on YouTube.
  • 10 videos with 100K or more views.
  • And over 24K subscribers.

Clearly people are liking his work. I mean look at the views his beat videos have done alone in the last month

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After examining his page looking at his numbers, listening to his beats, I went to his about page and found out homie is from Russia. And maybe its because I am half russian or maybe its because the awesome experience I had interviewing Highself aka Mosthighkid, but I wanted to show love to another russian producer. So I reached out and me and Benihana had a quick chat over email.

What I found out was that Benihana is a humble dude, if you ask him he will say he doesn’t really have any major credits. But that’s not true, dude has been putting in work, producing for artists from the U.S. like King Lil G all the way to French rap star Django. In fact he produced the beat for the video below that has 22 Million views.

*Editors note: Mosthighkid also produced for Django. So now that’s two russian producers that this french rapper has used the beats of… I find that curious for some reason.

To find out more about BenihanaBoiBeats keep scrolling down to read the interview, listen to some of the songs he has produced, and you can check out some beats he still has for sale.

Interview:

Major credits? 

  1. King lil g – consequences
  2. Django- Fichu
  3. Flesh – Tokyo drift

How old are you? 24

Where are you from? Russia, but I’m pretty sure next year I’ll be in LA

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? Started producing when I was 14, but take it seriously just for 2 years.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Waking up and counting guap.

Anything crazy or awesome happen so far in your producing career? Craziest thing is that I’ve worked for CALVIN Klein’s commercial, that was really unexpected for me. They really used one of my beats in their video.

Damnnn. How much you make from that? $500

Who are your biggest influences? Three 6 mafia, Kanye West (808’ & heartbreak, yeezus), Travis Scott.

Want to give any shoutouts? Shout out to my mom and my girl.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know? After I ate shrooms in Thailand I always get a panic attack when I smoke weed. So now I don’t do drugs, at all. Lol

Whats your process for making a beat? I don’t know bro. I’m just trying to get inspired by everything: videos, sounds, pictures, feelings. I’m just trying to catch a right vibe.

What do your beats normally cost? 20$~500$

What is the most you have made from one beat? Around 1500$

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Fl gang. I just like it.

What are your plans for 2018? All the way up. Most important goals: make a 100k in 2018 and move to US.

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) I just accidentally found one guy on YouTube and I was really impressed. His name is OHNO, I think he’s got a good perspective.

Who are some russian rappers and producers you think need more world wide exposure? I don’t fuck with Russian music at all.

Do you receive royalties from any of your beats? Can you give an example with actual numbers? I don’t got any major placements, so I don’t got royalties.

What does youtube monetization look like for you can you give number examples? From 1 million views on YouTube I got around 800$.

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