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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 LowkyGotHeat

major credits? (artist/song) No one big but I’ve worked with 808 Mafia.

How old are you? Just turned 19

Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Rappers/singers/artist that don’t give credits I hate that sh*t . If you use my beats without crediting me I don’t care if your song has 5M views I’ll take it down!

Where are you from?  Montreal Canada , yeah im French Canadian

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I started making beats at 14-15 but I really took it seriously last year (summer 2017)

didn’t have enough money to pay for the basketball team so I decided to take art classes, my teacher introduced me to garage band and tought me how to make beats. Now its f*ck basketball *opens fl Studio*

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Meeting all these talented producers and rappers/singers its crazy. If you want to collab with me contact me.

Who are your biggest influences? I would say Southside, Michael Jackson , eastbound & Wondagurl , man you can’t imagine how much she inspires me it’ll be cool to meet her one day.

Want to give any shoutouts? Someone’s watching over us so shout goes out to him

What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Im Thor’s brother… Lowky

Whats your process for making a beat? I usually start with the melody , then the 808s and the rest , if the melody’s not done under 5minutes i start a new project.

What do your beats normally cost? I work with the artist’s budget but if I f*uck with you and you’re talented I don’t mind giving the beat for free, might be the next hit ! who knows.

What is the most you have made from one beat? idk

Any stories on how you got some of your placements?  Networking & collabs

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Fl Studio,  I didn’t chose fl , fl chose me.

What are your plans for 2018? Work hard & Enjoy life.

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) I wanna see everybody around me including me a part of the new wave ✌

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Interview with ill Will Beatz

If you stay on YouTube looking for beats or you are a producer yourself then you have definitely seen the name ill Will Beatz around. Dude has over 44,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 11 million views.

Scroll down to check out our interview and some of his beats!

Major credits? (artist/song)
Fuego Haze x G Herbo – Flip It
Matti Baybee – Get A Life
Poundside POP – OSS
A lot of Money Man songs

 

How old are you? 20
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap?man things happen every day , you never know what to expect in this game.
Where are you from?  Flint, Michigan
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? 5 years , I always loved music , it runs in my family so I always been around it. But far as making beats my uncle had this DAW on his PC called Fl studio , I just got to playing wit it. I got addicted to it, I was on it all night every night.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? It’s just all the love I’ve been getting , I appreciate all love even the little things. Just blessed to be accomplishing the things I have with music.
Who are your biggest influences? 
Zaytoven
Want to give any shoutouts?
S/O to my production team FlyWay (Nebula Beatz, BearMakeHits, Yung Tago, Yung Lando, TNTXD, TreOnTheBeat, Nique Buzzin, MikeDexclusive)
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I’m from flint michigan , people be shocked everytime I tell em (Pray4Flint)
Whats your process for making a beat? I only make a beat if I have a idea already in my head. After that everything comes natural!
What do your beats normally cost? Email me for pricing lol illwillbeatzofficial@gmail.com
What is the most you have made from one beat? A few bands
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Networking and dealing wit the right people is how I got most of my placements … but I actually get a lot of em from artist going through my YouTube page . You’ll be shocked to find out how many well-known artist browse through YouTube for beats
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? 800-1200
What are your plans for 2018? To keep growing as a producer , learn more things , accomplish more , and make more money.

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She’s 15 and she’s selling more beats than you: Interview with IndiaOnDaTrack

On Instagram I made a post asking people if they knew of any female producers because honestly I have done interviews with I think 75 or 76 producers, and only 1 has been a female (ParisTheProducer). Among the names commented was IndiaOnDaTrack and the person (it wasn’t her) who commented said she was only 15 as well. Well that intrigued me because there’s a 15 y.r. old female producer apparently making waves, if her music is dope, then I want to showcase her work and I want to interview her.

After looking into her music and finding that in my opinion her beats sound like they would be perfect for rappers like Boosie and Young Buck (two of my favorites) I  got her contact info and reached out.

So now I am proud to present the 2nd interview with a female producer for the site. To find out more about IndiaOnDaTrack and to check out her beats, keep reading.

Major credits? (artist/song)
  • Scoot Banks Ft. JayDaYoungan – Another Day
  • Upcoming Project with Lil Lonnie, & Sherwood Marty.
  • More upcoming surprises and Album placements.
How old are you? 15.
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Nah.
Where are you from?  Central Florida. I’m from a small town though.
What is the best platform or way to sell beats in your opinion? Airbit/Beatstars/Youtube/Instagram
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I’ve been producing for 1 year and making beats since I was 11. My family has always revolved around music. I’ll be the first to take it serious. It was more of a hobby then.
 
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? The people around me, the support and my life-changing decisions.
Who are your biggest influences? Zaytoven, PoloBoyShawty, Mannie Fresh, and Dubba- AA
Want to give any shoutouts? All my supporters.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I’m a girl, my age and how laid-back I am.
Why do you think there are so few female producers? A lot fear to dominate a male’s position.
Do you have any advice for any aspiring producers? Be humble. Get paid.
Whats your process for making a beat? Make advanced melodies then lay the drums down.
What do your beats normally cost? Right now 40 for a lease, and 1500 for an exclusive. Going back up next month.
What is the most you have made from one beat? 6k.
Do you receive royalties from any of your beats? Can you give an example with actual numbers?One song did over a 100k and more streams on Spotify and ITunes. I made like 3-5k.
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? (views/earnings) Youtube really not paying that much anymore. I had 50k views off of one video and it didn’t really make much.

Can you be more specific with the YouTube? The YT Video made about 50-60$ I’ve only made like 300$ off of YouTube.

Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Sent beats and worked my way around, ended up being in a conversation with YFN Lucci.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? FL Studio 11. Been using it since I was 11, never changed.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? 500+
What are your plans for 2018? More placemnts, more moves.Plaques.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
    • Myself
    • KBeazy
    • Deltah
    • Narquise
    • DMC808
    • BasedKash
    • DrumGod
    • SpeakerBangerz
    • and more young producers.

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Interview with Producer AyBe

I found AyBe on Instagram then started looking into his work as a producer and I had to reach out to do an interview with the homie! To find out more about him and check out his music, keep scrolling!

Major credits? (artist/song) No one huge, but I am currently working with Ess Vee, Diomara Delvalle, and Ego Frost on some upcoming projects.

How old are you? 23

Where are you from? Born in North Jersey, but I was raised in Philadelphia PA.

What do you mean when you say your a content designer? I never really identified myself as one single entity. While my passion lies in producing and making beats, I also have a great interest in visual fx, visual media, photography and animation. So my focus is not just creating music, but anything that can help a fellow producer reach there visual peek. So I label myself a content designer, because I offer a wide variety of production services.

What is the best platform or way to sell beats in your opinion? and why? Honestly the best thing that’s been working for me lately is Instagram. Most my sales come from organic interaction with artist and producers who are serious about their craft. Other sites I’ve sold beats off are Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, and YouTube. YouTube is probably the most important just because it is the most popular video application out there at the moment. But instagram is the new wave as of late.

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I have been producing and making music since I was 14. I learned guitar when I was 7 and never really recorded anything until I was 14. I discovered music recording and fruity loops and ever since then I’ve never stopped. I started taking myself serious about 2 years ago when I really set my goals and wanted to sell my music.My dads definitely my biggest influence and contributor to why I love makings music.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I think it’s the confidence that I’ve built since when I first started. Every producer goes through that phase where they don’t know if their music will ever be or if it is good enough to sell. After I sold my first beat I knew this would be something I would not let go of easily.

Who are your biggest influences? Some of my biggest influences have to be Tupac, Carlos Santana, Drake, and Immortal Technique. I also loved Common and his positive messages.

Want to give any shoutouts? Honestly shout out to anyone who listens and supports my music. I really would not be where I am if my music isn’t being listened to.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know? My close friends know this but many people don’t know that I am about to graduate in May with a B.A. in Media Studies and Production from Temple University. Audio Production! I’ve always believed an education is important!

why do you think there are so few female producers? I think it’s because hip hop historically has been predominantly male. This is the age of equality. More and more female producers are realizing their full potential and using all the resources available to them to compete with other producers. It doesn’t matter at all what your gender is, what matters is if your music is fire or not.

Do you have any advice for any aspiring producers? Stay consistent. There are going to be days you’ll want to give up or tell yourself music isn’t for you. But if you are 100% invested into making something with your music, you’ll do the research and take the time to create a proper brand and identity. You don’t have to be famous to make money off your music. Also, offer any other skills you have as services, you never know when someone might need your knowledge.

Whats your process for making a beat? I usually start with the chords and melody. Once I know what kind of vibe the melody is giving me, Ill formulate the drums around it. A good 808 is a must and really adds depth to a beat.If Im not feeling the beat after the first 30 minutes or I can’t keep it on replay, than I have failed as a producer.

What do your beats normally cost? They range from 25-300 USD depending on what deal you get.

What is the most you have made from one beat? 300

Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Most of my placements come from organic marketing and promotion. People contact me if they want to purchase something or want to negotiate a deal.

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Fruity Loops all day.

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? 48

what are your plans for 2018? This year I am focused on building a fan base and building relationships with more notable artists. I want to get my music streaming more. Most importantly, I want people to see my journey and inspire people to be the best they can be. Positivity is the message for 2018. 

Do you receive royalties from any of your beats? Can you give an example with actual numbers? No royalties, I have only only sold services, exclusives rights, and lease agreements. Currently working with some artist that have a following on spotify, tidal, and apple music.

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? (views/earnings) I have had over 50,000 views on one of my videos but never really made anything off of it. My focus this year is to grow my YouTube.

 

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“Money ain’t shit when you living a dream” Interview With ReeseyGotIt

I found ReeseyGotIt first on IG then looked into his work and had to reach out for an interview!

major credits? (please list specific songs by the 
artist)
These arent really major but to me its sort of a milestone but i have alot of songs with PoloBoyShawty. On Friday (the 19th) he dropped “Grade A Freestyle” its fire af go peep👀 (shoutout to SMG Cuzo & SoloVision & Polo of course)
I have 2 songs out wit Comethazine, “Fantasy & El Camino”)
How old are you? 
17 Years Old
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap?
The Evolution of Fashion & Lyrics
Where are you from?  
Baltimore MD
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?
Ive been trying to produce since late 2011, i had Magix Music Maker, that was my start. Then down the road i got into Dubstep & EDM heavily in 2012. I officially started in 2015 on my iPhone using iMPC & FL Mobile. I still use FL Mobile to this day, theres never an excuse for me why i cant make a beat anywhere.

I got into producing because of Dubstep, even though ive made only made 1 Dubstep track it still means alot of how i started. Change goes a long way.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?
Besides people fucking with me and showing love, i get people who look up to me, wanting to be as good as me and even better. I got to work with someone i looked up to before i even knew what producing REALLY meant. Im workin with one of my favorite artist / producer. So far thats the best right now. Money aint shit when you livin a dream.
Who are your biggest influences? 
PoloBoyShawty & Michael Jackson…I know its a weird combo but it is what it is
Want to give any shoutouts?
Shoutout to me for being me and only me and being unique #selflove

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

When people found out i was using FL Mobile for a while they were shocked as hell because of the quality. That should show you if you are creative it doesnt matter what you use.
Whats your process for making a beat?
I currently dont have one but eventually I’ll develop some and experiment
What do your beats normally cost?
Between $20-50 im not money hungry at all so if you really want a beat from me and all you have is $20, i take that as respect and you care about me.
What is the most you have made from one beat?
$250 , i sold an exclusive
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? 
  1. So my first placement was Comethazine – El Camino and the 2 producers i collabed wit did the melody and i did everything else. When i found out that i had a placement i didnt even know who Comethazine was. I hit him up wondering why i didnt get credited from it nor did i get paid.
  2. Theres was a time i used to spam Polo’s email to get a placement , i even tried to pay him to get a placement. I was beyond desperate bruh, that nigga just matched my aesthetic. A couple months later he hit my DM:
 *The song he was talkin about is called “Bentley Coupe” currently unreleased but theres a snippet on YouTube
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?
FL Mobile & FL 11. Theres no reason but FL was everywhere and recommended so I adapted quickly.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017?
Between 100-150 beats
what are your plans for 2018?
“Keep doing what youre doing because its keeping you going”
*Me to me
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
  • ReeseyGotIt
  • PoloBoyShawty
  • Amazement
  • Pierre Bourne
  • Flaasko
  • Cuban Montana
  • And MusssaPhilippe

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“Pray For My Splash” Interview with Lil Rambo Beats

Lil Rambo Beats is most notably known for producing the song “Shooters New York” by Famous Dex & King Tucka:

This young producer is putting in a lot of work and I think we will be hearing a lot more dope music from him in the future! (scroll down to find out more about him)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7fYwtWP1Q0
major credits?  Famous Dex • Nike Boi • Chris Travis • Mango Foo • Lil Wop 17 • Diego Money • Lite Fortunato • Lar$$en • Rich The Kid • Big Baby Dram
Could you list specific songs?
  • Famous Dex – Shooters New York Ft. King Tucka + Unreleased
  • Agoff – Pray for my splash & Count Up A Bag
  • Lil Wop – Won’t Forget
  • King Tucka – Hella Unreleased songs
  • RIch The Kid- Unreleased
  • Slimmy Mane ft Diego Money – Grab The Wheel
  • Indika Ft. Gust God & Nike Boi – Soss
  • Chris Travis – Serving(Unreleased)
  • Mango Foo -? (Unreleased)
  • Big Baby Dram(Unreleased cant wait to drop)
  • Lar$$en – Loaded(Unreleased)
  • Lite Fortunato – Cash Fault
  • And many more

How old are you? 17 18 next momth

Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? Yea these niggas fugazi and like to use our beats but dont communicate

Where are you from?  Arkansas

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? since 2015 and @sirechasebeats the reason why I produce. His beats were on hipstrumentals.com and he was so hard I wanted to learn how to make beats

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? I was in LA and a random people knew who I was and fucked with my music.

Who are your biggest influences? SiRE Chase Beats, KE On The Track, Metro Boomin, TM88, PoloBoyShawty, Zaytoven etc

Want to give any shoutouts? SHoutout to my niggas Phantom & Roo them my brothers also shout to my nigga jaylepatron

Whats your process for making a beat? Playing around with notes and keys till i find something I fuck with then keep adding to it

What do your beats normally cost? Leases are $30 exclusives vary

What is the most you have made from one beat? $500

Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Met rich the kid in LA and got his email so thats basically how i got to work with him

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? FL Studio 12 and nah no reason its just the first thing I ever used.

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I made over 5 bands so you do the math

what are your plans for 2018? Graduate go back to LA and make plays and get adele on abeat

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) Me MAx2k10 GAmerboomin

Do you receive royalties from any of your beats? Can you give an example with actual numbers? Yea i get royalties for famous dex shooters new york etc im not gone say much because these artists be tweakin

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Email: Nhughes371@gmail.com
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“Chopsticks” Interview with ForeignGotEm

I found out about ForeignGotEm because of a comment on one of my instagram posts. And honestly, I don’t know how I didn’t know about foreigngotem already, he’s absolutely killing the game on YouTube:

  • 17.8k subscribers
  • 6.75 million views

If that’s not reason enough, homeboy produced the beat for the YBN Almighty Jay track “Chopsticks” that was a bonafide underground hit with 8.6 million views on YouTube. He’s also got placements with a slew of other notable names. I dm’d him and dude hit me back asap saying he was down to do the interview, scroll down to find out more!

major credits? YBN Almighty Jay, Rich The Kid, Famous Dex, Jay Critch, Skinnyfromthe9, Icy Narco, Ohtrapstar, 55Bagz.. I literally started getting placements like 2-3 months ago, so all of this happened in that short period of time
How old are you? 19
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? I mean every day crazy when you in the music industry honestly
Where are you from?  I’m from Belgrade, Serbia. Europe.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? For over 3 years now. And I dont really remember how I started, I was a 16 year old kid – probably was bored during the summer break or something so I got FL Studio and started playing around in it.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? This moment right now. I’m getting so much attention and people are finally giving my beats the love I know they deserve
Who are your biggest influences? Bruh when I was starting to make beats DJ Mustard was popping and at first I was trying to be him lol. But even tho my beats sound nothing like him now I still feel like he influenced me a lot in the way that I’m always trying to make hits and just catchy music people will vibe to
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout my people. They know who they are
Whats your process for making a beat? Make the melodies, make the drums, arrange the beat, mix the beat
What do your beats normally cost?
  • Leases go from $30 to $150.
  • Exclusives are around $500 for independent artists usually but a lot more if its gonna be a major release
What is the most you have made from one beat? A few thousand
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Almighty Jay got the beat for Chopsticks on my youtube channel – hit me up on twitter asked me to send him the beat.
I never even heard of him before that and I never send beats for free but for some reason I did this time.
Then he released the song and video a few weeks later and it just blew up. His team bought the beat later on obviously…Crazy.

https://soundcloud.com/ohtrapstar/guap-ft-55bagz-prod

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I have no idea honestly
What are your plans for 2018? Plan is to keep killing it
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)? A lot of people are really putting in work right now and will be huge in 2018. I don’t wanna mention any names cause I know I’ll forget someone but just check who I’m working with and you’ll see what’s the next wave.
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