Interview + 5 beats with Crypt


    • Noah Boat – Pills (ft. Z.J.)
    • Noah Boat – Sauce (ft. Z.J.)
    • Eric North – Sauce!
    • Eric North – Sin_City17
  • Eric North – Crypto
  • Eric North – Heater Blaze (ft. Sybyr)
  • Svrite – BiG TRuCK DrivEr (ft. Gemineye)
  • Addivt – Movin’
  • Shadyxwade – Hydrate (ft. Kamiyada)
How old are you?: 16
Funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time?: Honestly, I haven’t had experiences like this because I require a 100% deposit before I even make the beat, but a bunch of people hit me up for beats and we talk it out, then they say they’ll pay, and I never here from them again.  If you’re like that, you a bitch.
Where are you from?: I’m from Shreveport, Louisiana, but I live in Sylvania, Ohio, which is a suburb of Toledo.  I’ve been living here for a little over a year, but I’m actually moving back to Shreveport in about 2 weeks, on March 24th.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?: I’ve been producing for about a year and a half.  I got into it because I’ve always been interested in the how melodies were made, and just what goes through a producers mind while making a beat, so I tried for myself and fell in love with it.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?:  The dopest thing to happen to me since I started producing was actually getting recognition and having people listening to me.  Getting money is pretty cool though too.
Who are your biggest influences?:  Ronny J and Pierre Bourne are probably my biggest influences producer wise.
Want to give any shoutouts?: Shoutout to loveliveserve and Eric North for giving me my first “big” placements!  I produced half of Eric North’s “D_U2kPSYCHO (2018)” album which features Sybyr on a beat I produced.  Also shoutout all the artists and producers from the 318, like Branham, LilVan$, Raid, JVLIXN, Hecti, and many more.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats?:  For me, selling leases for beats on Traktrain is really good, but for selling exclusives, doing business through E-mail is best, in my opinion.
Whats your process for making a beat?:  For my “Ronny J” style beats, I just find a super simple, grungy sounding melody, then I bring in some very distorted drums.
What do your beats normally cost?: Leases are normally around $15, and exclusives are in the $70-200 price range, but I work with budgets.
What is the most you have made from one beat?: As of now, $200 is the most I’ve made off of one beat.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements?: I got my Eric North placements because he rapped over one of my type beats, and the song blew up.  I hit him up on Twitter to see if he wanted any more beats and he told me to send him a couple because he was making an album, and the album came out the next day. Another story is when, Loveliveserve randomly used my old “Lil Pump – Flex Like Ouu Instrumental remake” and didn’t credit me.  I got mad on Twitter, then we cleared it up and have kept in touch for the last few months.  Noah Boat randomly dropped two bangers with my type beats on Youtube.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?:  I use FL Studio because that is what I’m most comfortable with, but I want to experiment with Abelton Live.  I also have a Blue Snowball iCE microphone and an Alesis V49 Midi keyboard.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017?: I would not be able to tell you how many leases I’ve sold, but I’ve sold 10 exclusive beats.
What are your plans for 2018?:  My plans for 2018 are to grow my following on social media, start getting more and bigger placements, and making more BANK.


Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise):  I feel like Comethazine and Wifisfuneral are gonna get a lot of buzz this years.  Producer wise, I’m gonna be part of the new wave.

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