First off happy birthday to Prod. TOOM! I can’t believe he’s as young as he is and he’s already killing shxt when it comes to production. This is the producer I was talking about in my post earlier, when I said Maxo Koolin hooked me up with his contact.
Prod. TOOM is someone I have seen on YouTube for a minute and he’s someone I see making a name for himself so I had to reach out to do an interview. Below you can find out more about him and check out 6 of his beats.
The only confirmed credits I got is with Lil Slump because he posted a snippet on his Instagram, I also got work with Sad Frosty and Lil Boom on the way.
How old are you?
Y’all will probably be surprised when you hear this but I’m only 13.
funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time?
Some guy said he would pay me next Tuesday when he gets his paycheck, and then when he didn’t send it, I asked him where the money was and he acted like he didn’t know me, haha.
Where are you from?
I’m from Boston MA, in the United States.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?
I’ve only been producing for half a year. I got into it because I use to make trash dubstep songs on GarageBand and I listened to a lot of beats and when I tried it, it just clicked.
When did you know you made it? or that this could be an actual career for you?
I kinda figured out I could use this as a career when I started making a decent amount of money consistently. I now make about $50-150 a week and I’m still a small producer.
Can you tell us about (me and the readers) the coolest, or most satisfying, OR the most expensive beat sale, you’ve ever done?
The most expensive beat sale I ever did was an exclusive purchase for $200 because the buyer didn’t read the price tag and went along with it, haha.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influence producer-wise is probably Ronny J. All of his beats go hard and his style of beats can make anything sound good.
Want to give any shoutouts?
I’d like to shout out all of the Skerbie Klan, mainly Sad Centaur, MarvinTheMartian, and Windxws because they are all growing at similar speeds as me and make fire beats too. (And Maxokoolin for giving you my email lol)
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? and why?
Right now, I think that Youtube is the best way of selling beats. I’ve tried to use BeatStars and TrakTrain but the most rappers look for beats on Youtube. Youtube also gets the most views and you get much more feedback on it.
Do you have any other income streams besides crafting instrumentals? like, do you sell shoutouts or do you also song write, or write books, etc?
I sometimes sell reposts, if they really good I post them for free but It doesn’t happen a lot haha. I also mix vocals for a price.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
Something that people would be surprised at is that I used to make beats on Garage Band. I made like twelve of the beats on my channel from Garage Band lol.
Whats your process for making a beat?
My process is to sample something or make a melody, lay down the hi-hats, kicks, claps, snares, etc. I usually do the 808s last. Then I mix it, then I lay it out and add my tag and automation clips.
What do your beats normally cost?
My beats normally cost 20$ for an mp3 lease, 30$ for a custom, and 100$ for an exclusive WAV.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements?
I got Lil Boom on a beat because I posted a snippet of my “Take On Me” sample on Instagram and everybody tagged him a bunch of times and I guess he found it.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?
I use Fruity Loops Studio 12, (the newest version). I like this because I can make the hardest beats at the quickest speed, and the mixing and distortion features sound really good.
What are your plans for 2018?
My plans for 2018 is to get 80K subs and get Lil Pump on a beat.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
Producer-wise, I’d say Reddrum, Izak, Murda Beatz, and the Skerbie Klan. Rapper-wise I’d say Ohtrapstar, Icy Narco, Comethazine, and Lil Slump.
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