“Red Lace” [Gab3 x Kid Cudi x Lil Peep] (type beat)

New beat from producer Apostle Beats who dm’d me on IG. I f8xed with it so I am premiering it on the YouTube channel for CuratedFlame.

Download link: https://traktrain.com/apostlebeats#13
Producer: Apostle Beats

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C. Scott delivers his new beat tape

https://cscott.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-trees

C. Scott just dropped this beat tape today for 4/20 as a “A quick little batch to burn to or whatever whatever.”
Also if you haven’t peeped yet he put this out recently–

https://itma.bandcamp.com/album/distance-fog

“YMX, You made this sh*t?” Check out these 3 beats by YMXBeats

YMXBeats hit me up on IG sending me this video;

and then submitted some beats to my email. I thought his content was dope and of the sound a lot of rappers are gunning for these days so I thought I would do a post highlighting some of his beats. With the sound this youngn’ from Cameroon is putting out, I am sure we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future.

Check out his beats below and hit him up at his links if you want to buy some beats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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“Grow the brand” Interview and more with E-Trou

If your someone who looks for type beats on YouTube then you most likely know who E-Trou is, and even if you don’t recognize his name click the video below and I guarantee you’ve heard that beat before.

Besides having one of the most viewed Mac Miller type beats, E-Trou is one of the producers in the crew at the very top of the “type beat” game, Taz Taylors “Internet Money”.

I reached out to him and you can find out about who E-Trou is, how he got to where he was, and more, by scrolling down.

Major credits? As of right now, I dont have any major songs out. I have a song with Lil Skies & Landon Cube & a record with Yung Pinch but those are yet to drop.

How old are you? I’m 24 years old.

Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Not really lol. Craziest shit is having the opportunity to send packs of beats to some of the biggest artists in the game. A lot of it doesnt pan out but you never know when one will land.

…one time Taz got us an opportunity to send beats to Eminem when he was working on Revival. I deff fan-boyed out at the thought of that happening.

Where are you from? Im from Peabody Massachusetts, about 20 minutes north of Boston.

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I started producing my freshman year of college, so like 2011. My homie(shoutout Jason) put me onto Reason, which is a different daw. So i messed around on that & i was awful at it lol.

Then one day he came to my dorm with FL Studio & I became obsessed, making beats whenever I could. That Christmas my brother bought me an MPC and the obsession/passion kept growing.

When I went back to school, Id be upstairs working on beats & people downstairs would be partying, coming up and freestyling along. Had a couple roomates who would record songs to my beats. It was never anything serious, but it made me realize the potential. Its funny how far I’ve come since then lol.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I mean being in the studio & watching records come together is super dope. Also, being able to meet a lot of cool people including everyone in Internet Money, who have basically become family at this point.

Who are your biggest influences? When I first started it was Hit-Boy. I tried so hard to emulate his sound. Then you have  Kanye West, Dr.Dre, Just Blaze, all the guys who produced the music i grew up on. I can always go back listen to their shit & gain some source of inspiration to make beats.

Want to give any shoutouts? Everyone in Internet Money; Taz Taylor, Pharaoh Vice, KC Supreme, Nick Mira, Sidepce, Jo Lz, Roy Major, Plat, JR Hitmaker, Josh Petruccio, Countach.

Also my mom, dad, & brothers. They been super supportive with everything.

Whats your process for making a beat? I dont really have a “process”. Everyday i sit down at my computer & whatever happens, happens. Sometimes i dont make anything some days i’ll make 5 beats. Worst thing you can do is try to force making beats.

What do your beats normally cost? My leases start at $39.99 & go up from there.

What is the most you have made from one beat? Somewhere upwards of like $800. Those kind of sales are rare these days.

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? FL Studio 11 is my daw of choice cus its the GOAT. Then i be using all different plugins to make beats. Omnisphere is my go-to though.

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? lol i have no idea. A good amount tho.

What are your plans for 2018? Grow my brand & get as many placements as possible. I want to grow on the internet with everything that I do now whether it be beats or kits & grow in the industry. Try to have my feet in both lanes.

What does youtube monetization look like for you can you give number examples? Youtube monetization a struggle right now. If your not getting hundreds of thousands of views your not making much.  I dont even focus on it at all anymore. Before the whole ad-pocalypse shit happened it could have been anywere between $150-$200 per month depending on how many videos i posted. The number i make a month now is sad lol.

 

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) 

  • Rapper wise: Paris…… once his project drops you’ll see why
  • Producer Wise….. internet money bout to take over

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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 + 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