Flip one of these samples and make 25

I am promoting and advertising this contest, so a lot of you reading this might not know who I am or what I do with curatedflame.com.

  • CuratedFlame aims to be a site that is known as a resource, a resource for rap fans looking for the next artist to listen 2 and in fact I was the first site to interview and write about rappers such as Icy Narco, GlokkNine, Hooligan Chase, and ILoveFriday, to name a few.
  • And a resource for the up and coming producers and rappers. I have interviewed over 125 hip hop producers and I have written many articles geared towards helping producers and rappers with their craft.

I am looking to take CuratedFlame to the next level and one of the things I want to do is release a beat tape. A beat tape that features multiple producers and features beats that are unique. So for the next several weeks I plan on hosting a few contests and this is the first one.
So here’s all the info:

How you enter

  1. For this week, choose 1, 2, or 3 samples.

 

2. Take the sample and flip it into a new beat that is at MINIMUM 2 minutes long.

3. Send me the Mp3 to abrabinent@gmail.com by Friday at Midnight, the producers with the best flip for each sample will be picked Sunday.

There are 3 samples available and hopefully there will be 3 winners but like I said, you can enter a beat flip for all of the samples if you want, and you could potentially earn the cash prize for each one.

What you win if beat is chosen

  • $25 (PayPal, Cashapp, or Amazon)
  • Free CuratedFlame Email Pack
  • Interview with CuratedFlame
  • Your beat featured on the curated flame beat tape.
  • 50% of any YouTube or Streaming earnings.

FL 20 is out and here is what some producers are saying.

I might be a little late to the game but yeah FL 20 is finally out and the crazy part everyone’s flipping over is that it is now available for MAC. Which is going to completely change the game and help FL Studio continue to grow its overwhelming share of the marketplace.

Here is what I have been seeing online and on my IG about what producers are saying about FL 20;

Do you have any thoughts? Don’t hesitate to comment!

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Updated: 5/18/2018

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Interview + beats with CJonesBeats

CJonesBeats, falls into that category of producers, like Deadman and Lil Szn. People I have interviewed and showcased the beats of way before they got any serious placements or cracked 1k subscribers on YouTube.

I think it already is, but just in case it isn’t, I have to make it be known that I am not a producer. This site is not run by a producer.

  1. I am someone who loves hip hop / rap music and for over a decade (I’m 24) I have been what you would call a “bedroom rapper”. Which in my opinion is this:
  • I write lyrics a lot
  • I am looking for beats all the time
  • I sporadically record tracks
  • and I sporadically release something.

2. I went to school for entertainment management and I have always had an eye and ear for trends and good music in general.

Why I am saying this is because maybe it will help you understand why I select the producers I do. Including CJONES, his beats seem like they would be highly favored by a lot of the rappers looking for beats on YouTube. I think he will be like Lil Szn, who I found at less than a 100 subscribers in late September of last year and who is now at 1,059.

How old are you? I Just Produce for some local rappers right now, not really any big credits YET,  but some on the way.
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap?
I’m 20 Years Old.
Where are you from?  I’m Originally from Middletown, CT but i live in Raleigh, NC now.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I’ve been producing for a little over 2 years now, and i’ve always had a thing for music so i figured making beats was the best. One day i hopped on FL Studio and fell in love.
Who are your biggest influences? My biggest infleunces is my brother, he’s a rapper coming out of Middletown, CT, and his work ethic is crazy so i know you going to be hearing about him soon.
Any shoutouts? I wanna give a shoutout to my brother of course go listen to his stuff on soundcloud under KriS Jones, and all my brothers Yonk, Shep, Dixson, J Netts, Sage , JHart and my Dad of course they all keep me going.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
Something about me that would suprise people is that im actually in the military haha.
What’s your process for making beats? My process for making beats is i always start with melody and then make it shake with the drums
Beat prices? My Beats normally cost around $30 for Non Exclusive and for exclusive it just depends.
What is the most you have made from one beat? I honestly don’t remember whats the most ive made off a beat. Probably a couple hundred.
What kind of hardware do you use? The hardware i use is FL Studio and Pro tools to when im recording.I like FL cuz its very flexible and once you get the hang of its easy..
What are your plans for 2018? My plans for 2018 is to get some placements and grow a bigger following and keep grinding and put me and my whole team on and whoever is with me.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
This new wave definatley going to be a couple i think
  • Lil Skies
  • Young Pinch
  • Boudy Boudy
  • KriS Jones
  • JHart
  • DaBaby
  • T-Roy

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Interview and more with producer BenihanaBoiBeats

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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Interview with Messiah Beatz

Interview conducted by kaleb / @musicofcarolina 

Edited and intro written by @nicejewboy

Messiah Beatz is a producer out of Jamaica who doesn’t let distance prevent him for producing for a score of the notable names on the underground rap scene. Right now, his claim to fame is being one of the go to producers for Yung Bans but he’s done a lot more then that and is well on his way to making himself a household name in the industry.

Check out some of his beats, some of his productions, and find out more about this rising producer by scrolling down.

-Where does the name Messiah Beatz come from? Well, It’s a funny story lol, my psn for playstation used to be @bvse_messiah and you know, added shit up and bam.

-What’s it like producing records for American rap artists being from Kingston, Jamaica? Man, It’s crazy as fuck, people out here be surprised lol like It’s the craziest thing and when artists hear that’s where I’m from they always like “Woww”, it’s just wild.

-Where are you currently located? Jamaica at the moment, rotating between Montego Bay & Kingston.

-What’s it like producing for some familiar names in the underground U.S. rap scene at the age of just 15? Well, now I’m turning 17 but at 15, it was shocking. I was literally shook at my first placement which was with Glo Gang (Ballout). I just felt like this was a new beginning.

-How’d you learn piano at 5 years old? My mama loves music and shit so she basically forced me to learn it lmao, no cap. She kept me till I was like 14 in it.

-You have a 39-song playlist on your SoundCloud entitled “Dancehall.” There’s a lot of money in it, of course. Do you plan on producing these tracks at some point in your career? Yall could see that?? Man *laughs* I swore I had that shit on private! But yeah I do! For artists that are in there.

-Does music from Jamaica influence your creative process for making beats? To be honest, not really. In a couple of my beats which are heavily dancehall influenced but I mostly make straight trap with a melodic, emotional atmosphere.

https://soundcloud.com/262thekid/yung-bans-running-in-place-feat-262thekid

-How’d you become Yung Bans’ official producer? Craziest moment of my life, I swear. I’m just one of them tho, there’s others like my brother Sad Balmain, Chris Surreal, etc. One day, like 6 months before I got my first song with him “Fire”, I sent him that beat. I’d dm him everyday and got no response, then heard he was locked up. Soon as he was out, about a week later, I just got a text from my gang, shoutout arp gang, saying aye that’s your tag, and I was like naw forreal? Went and checked to see it was and I legit was smiling deadass for a hour *laughs* I was having the worst day too, this lil bitch made me spill my food earlier.

-How much do you charge for beats? (Rates) Well, for a lease $50 and exclusives start at $250. Prices will be increased very soon to higher though! Shoutout my manager, Lil Jay So Icy, he shootin for Trippie Redd right now, he said best I increase from now and that’s the deal!

-What’s your favorite placement? Man, Yung Bans the biggest but on a favorite, Mikey100K, we got a song called Feels and man, that shit a hit. I also love Running In Place by Bans, produced by BasedTJ and I.

https://soundcloud.com/mikey100k/feels-prod-messiah-beatz

-Why do artists from Chicago influence you? Man, they the reason I was making beats. I used to make em dark drill Chief Keef, Fredo Santana type beats, Rest in peace Big Boss SSR you dig, but they the reason I start it, you can still hear that type of vibe in some of my beats still.

-What does TM88 do differently that you like? Man that nigga too crazy, he got a whole different sound bro and he mad melodic to me. That nigga followed me last month on Twitter.

-What do people need to know about you? Man, I’m a young ass nigga and I’m gonna really boss up on all them people that doubted me very soon. Hide your bitches too nigga cause we taking everything!

https://soundcloud.com/trellthekid/my-own-prodmessiahbeatz

-What should upcoming producers know about the music industry? This music industry is fucked. FUCKED. They full of snakes, that’s why hella artists leaving and protesting against. Us producers as well, we don’t get respect for shit either, TM88 ain’t get paid for XO Tour Life, which is a major hit, platinum. Best believe.

What are you allowed to announce for 2018? Well, me and Mikey got hella shit on the way, expect me and Bans to hopefully have a tape this year. Working with your favorite artists right now! I will probably be attending Full Sail University for music in September maybe too.

What is the best site to sell beats on? Beatstars all the way! I used to not fuck with them but that pro page 2.0, naw forreal!

Do you have any shout outs? Yeah, shoutout my mom and dad, my brother, the whole of SR Gang, that’s blood. Arp Gang and lastly but not least, my biggest supporter, my girl. I can’t say her name cause I don’t know if she gonna trip.

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Messiah Beatz links:

● Subscribe Here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3vZ

● Twitter : https://twitter.com/messiahbeatz

● Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bvsedjustin/

● SoundCloud : http://www.soundcloud.com/messiahonth

Interview + 6 beats with SkynnyDoubleY

As my site grows, my instagram is growing as well. I am currently at 1250+ followers, not crazy numbers I know, but a good amount of my followers and non followers who like my pics are people that even if I don’t know who they are they definitely meet the criteria for people I would interview. So whenever I post something and I get a bunch of likes (50+) I look to see whose liking my stuff. Every now and then like I said I see someones name and then check out their page and they are a producer or graphic designer or manager that I would want to interview, and that’s how I came across SkynnyDoubleY.

His credits intrigued me, his page intrigued me, so I reached out. To find out more about this producer and to check out his beats keep scrolling down.

Major credits? Produced and Mixed  for AD (@iitsad) , Compton AVStarlito , Wave Chapelle , Taylor gang , I have production with members from 808 Mafia as well as multi platinum producers Nard & B

How old are you? 27

Where are you from?  From Los Angeles , Ca . I was born in New Jersey though .

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? Been producing for 5 years but doing music and mixing for 8 . I got started when I was playing around recording guys  in my barracks while In the Marines.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? The dopest thing to happen is getting super humbling messages from people I’ve never met telling me I inspire them . I’m like really ?? I’m glad I get to help so many people . I mean it sounds corny but it’s true .

Who are your biggest influences?  My biggest influence is my family ( my fiancé and my mom ) they motivate to keep doing what I do after wanting to quit so many times .

Want to give any shoutouts? Yeah my mom and my fiancé for being my best friends through it all . Also shoutout to Beastmode Dav for Getting me my first big placement w a national artist.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know? That I drink like 100 cups of coffee a day and most people are surprised when I tell them I don’t smoke or drink at all .

What is the best platform for selling your beats? why? It’s a mixture of things I can’t say one works better than the other .  Using beatstars mixed with releasing consistent content on YouTube and social  has been key

Whats your process for making a beat?  I keep it simple I never really plan it out . I kind of just find a melody playing around on the keyboard or I use a sample or loop find the key of it and play around it . Add the drums . Level everything the way I like it and bounce it into my folder . It’s all about sound selection and and having super good drums and percussion that make you stand out .

What do your beats normally cost? It varies . I sell leases online for the normal $30 for mp3 and $50 for Wav but I’ve been paid a few thousand for a beat . Crazy part is it never even got used …

What is the most you have made from one beat? A few thousand .. shoutout to Bankroll Fresh (RIP) his birthday is coming up . He was the first one to give me over $1000 for a beat .

Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Working with artists over a period of time and they got features which allowed me to tap in with the artist . Also working in and out of many studios in LA put me in the right spot to hook me up w some placements

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? FL gang for life . I started making beats in Logic years ago because that’s what I mixed on . Then tried FL like 10 different times and on the 11th time my boy showed me and I got it !

What are your plans for 2018? Releasing a beat everyday on my site and YouTube and rebuilding a catalog .. I had all my gear stolen when I was locked up most of 2017 … crazy long story but yeah rebuilding and going hard !

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) Idk man things change so fast you never know . It gets weirder every year . It’s more an expression of who you are than the music itself to be honest . I just feel a lot of producers are going to be coming up as artists too.

Do you have other income streams besides producing? If so,  what are they? Nope this is all I do everyday 15 hrs a day

Do you receive royalties from any of your beats? Can you give an example with actual numbers? I can’t I don’t keep up with it tbh

What does youtube monetization look like for you? can you give an example of what you might have earned off of at least one of your beat videos (if you upload youtube beat videos)? (views/earnings) For over a million views on my channel I made 2000+ just from monetization.

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Skynny Double Y Links:

● Official Site : http://SkynnyDoubley.com

● Instagram : https://Instagram.com/skynnydoubley

● Twitter : https://twitter.com/skynnydoubley

● SoundCloud : https://Soundcloud.com/SkynnyDoubleY1

Interview + 5 beats with TayloredByDrew

Drew Taylor aka TayloredByDrew is a producer from Canada I reached out to because I have seen his name around on YouTube for a good minute now. He steady uploads “type beats” for everyone from Cardi B to PNB Rock and his videos get plays. To find out more about this producer and to check out some of his fire beats scroll down!

major credits? (artist/song)

  • “All My Life” by Omelly
  • “Hardwork” by YSL Duke ft. Nechie
  • “Lil Bruh” by Reup Trey ft. Yung Bans
  • “Backstreet Baby” by PoloGang Kentae ft. Nick Kane
  • “Sixoshit” by 600 Breezy w/ Deemoney
How old are you? I’m 23 Years Old
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Nothing other than the usual Artist asking for Free Beats, or a Free Producer, or asking why we get Publishing when they inquire about Exclusive Rights.
Where are you from?  Just East of the Toronto, Canada Area in the Durham Region
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I got into Producing at 19. I was always on the computer and was living with a friend who was a music teacher, so I guess it pieced together.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I got a Beat on YouTube with about 1.8m hits, thought that was really dope since a lot of people were linking me about how they seen it online. I have about 7m+ hits in total on YouTube thus far.
Who are your biggest influences?  Kanye West & Southside
Want to give any shoutouts? I wanna give a shoutout to Sam aka the DrumKitRamen, the whole DrumVault Family (Chop Gawd, Brandon Chapa, Highfonics Beats, MLB, Tron, Tony Anthemz, Kenai, VSS, Luxury, MVA, Pinnacle, Rayd, & Plugzilla), DeeMoney for being the first big Producer to fw me, DJ Pain for linking me, King Leeboy, Tntxd, & anybody who really supports me, can’t do this without you all.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I’m addicted to Iced Caps (currently got one on my desk)
Whats your process for making a beat? I really don’t have a process, I gotta be in the mood when creating or it just won’t be right.
What do your beats normally cost?
  • $50 – $200 Leases
  • $200 – $1k+ Exclusive Rights
What is the most you have made from one beat? about 1k
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Either they found my beats on YouTube or it was some of the work I did with DeeMoney/DJ Pain.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?
  • Razer Blade Pro
  • DAW – FL Studio 12
  • Headphones – ATH M40X
  • Monitors – Yamaha HS7s
  • Midi Keyboard – Akai Advance 49
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? Easily 500
What are your plans for 2018? Secure The Bag
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) I really hope CashmoneyAP & King Leeboy seriously pop off this year, and a few cats from Toronto such as Sonoros & Omito, both are some really talented, young dudes.

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TayloredByDrew links:

• Email – ProdDrewTaylor@gmail.com

• Twitter – https://Twitter.com/TayloredByDrew

• Instagram – https://Instagram.com/TayloredByDrew

• Facebook – https://Facebook.com/TayloredByDrew

• Snapchat – ProdDrewTaylor

Interview w/ DAY SIX BEATS

Major credits? (artist/song) 
Right now I don’t have any credits that would be considered major. I have worked with some of the biggest artists in my country, but that’s a relatively small scene even though it seems to be growing very fast. But I actually got a heads up from 88Glam’s producer that they’re working on a beat by me & Yung Dza. I don’t wanna spoil it though so we’ll just have to wait and see.
The “biggest” song I produced is by Yzomandias (Logic) called Kawasaki which has over 6 million hits.
How old are you?  I’m 20 years old.
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap?  Not particularly. Only thing I can think of would be the way I got my first ever placement. Literally got it just because my friend’s laptop didn’t work one day. He produced a song on this album and the rapper needed some changes done to it so he hit me up if I could do it instead and somehow I ended up on the album too.
Where are you from?  I’m from Prague (Czech Republic). Born & raised.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?  I’ve been producing for like 3 years. I got into it when I was 17. I was always a huge fan of the music behind all these rap records. When I found out how to make the music on my own I just fell in love with it.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Probably seeing people going ape shit to records I produced during live shows. That’s always an amazing feeling. Also making a ton of money (relatively) from online sales in a month was a huge thing for me.
Who are your biggest influences?   Other than my friends & family? Back when I first started I was really into Cardiak and Jahlil beats etc. Nowadays I really fuck with Southside, Murda, Metro…
Want to give any shoutouts? Shout out to y’all for doing this interview with me!
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Being from Czech Republic is surprising to everyone. I’m pretty sure a lot of people couldn’t point it out on a map. Also the fact I used to play flute.
Whats your process for making a beat? I always start with the melody or flip a dope sample first. Then I do the drums in no particular order.
What do your beats normally cost? Depends on the beat & the artist. I do leases like a lot of people but exclusives could go from like $400 to like $1500.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements?  The one I said earlier about how my friend’s laptop didn’t work. I also got one when my other friend tagged me in a tweet by a rapper asking for beats. I would’ve never seen it if he hadn’t.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?  I make beats on FL Studio 12. I’ve tried Reason and Ableton when I first started but FL is just perfect for me. Only hardware I really use is a small Akai midi keyboard.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I don’t really keep track that much but I guess a couple hundred for sure.
What are your plans for 2018? Getting my first major placement, getting more sales online. Maybe get in shape cause sitting around making beats isn’t exactly healthy for you.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)  Lil Pump, Lil Skies, 6ix9ine, Rich The Kid… I can see all of them having a great 2018. Producer wise I don’t know.

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● Twitter : https://twitter.com/daysixbeats

● Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/daysixbeats

● Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/daysixbeats

● SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/day-six-9

● Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+daysixbeats1