If you don’t know who MB13 Beatz let me give you his crazy YouTube stats:
- 56,879 subscribers
- Kevin Gates beat that has 1.1 Million + views
- Channel has 16.4 million + views.
- Mozzy – Afraid
- A Boogie ft. Don Q – “They Don’t Wanna See”
- T.I. & YFN Lucci (Song Unreleased)
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? I think getting a placement with A Boogie & Don Q at 14 years old was pretty crazy for me.
Where are you from? United Kingdom
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I think it was late 2012/13 when I downloaded GarageBand for iPhone and started making beats on there but I’ve always been into music and wondered how certain songs were made etc. I used to watch a lot of ‘Behind The Beat’ videos too which inspired me to make my own beats.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Being able to make a living off making music & having the opportunities to work with some of my favorite artists.
Who are your biggest influences? Artists such as Lil Durk & Speaker Knockerz really influenced me into making the music that I do but also the people that show support towards my work inspire me to continue making & building up the sound that I have.
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout to @DaveDashO for giving me the opportunities to work with him & the likes of Mozzy & many other artists too. Also, big shoutout to my brother. Me & him have built the MB13 Beatz brand from the ground up & he has contributed to a lot of the success that the brand has had on platforms such as YouTube.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? Both YouTube & Beat Stars are what I use mainly to market my work but I would definitely like to look into & try other platforms such as Facebook to see what affect they have.
Do you have any other income streams? Not currently but that’s something I’m looking to focus on for this year.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Probably my age. A lot of people don’t expect it if I tell them my age.
Whats your process for making a beat? I always start with the melody first, usually a piano & then I build melodies around that until I feel like I can start adding the drums.
What do your beats normally cost? Leases vary from $29.95 – $199.95, depending on which license you choose & exclusive prices also vary, depending on which beat it is.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? To be honest, a lot of them just came from posting the beats online or networking with artists/producers & sending beats out.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?
Software: FL Studio 11
Laptop: MSI GP72 7RD 17.3”
Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB
Keyboard: Komplete Kontrol S88
What are your plans for 2018? My main focus is really just trying to improve & accomplish more than I did in 2017, which is happening already. I’m planning on going out to California/L.A very soon to work as well which should be a good experience.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) I see a load of artists & producers that have a lot of potential, some of them being my bro Plugoz (@therealplugoz) Bryce Oliver (@bryceoliver) & Lil Block (@lilblockfamous), I know they have big plans for the near future.