BricksOnDaBeat is one of the kings of the YouTube producers. The man is doing serious work and putting up numbers!
In 16 days, it will be the third anniversary of when he signed up for YouTube and in that time he has racked up the following numbers:
- 121, 307 subscribers
- 29,995, 422 views
- 6 videos with at least 1 million views!
Update: This article was originally published on January 13th, 2018, and as of April 25, 2018 his numbers have grown to:
- 158,795 subscribers
- 37,706,762 views
- 8 videos with at least 1 million views!
Those are crazy numbers! but if you listen to his production work and read the interview below you will quickly understand he is able to do this for multiple reasons that include;
- He actually makes type beats that sound like type beats for the rapper in the title.
- He has a good ear/eye for whose going to be up next and knows those will be the artists other rappers are looking for beats of. For example one of his most recent beats is an Icy Narco X Lil Pump type beat:
I focus more on the Internet side of things rather than placements, I just let artists come to me, but I’ve worked with
- OT Genesis
- Higher brothers
- Pnb Rock (dropping soon)
- Lil baby (dropping soon)
How old are you? I’m 20 years old.
Where are you from? Toronto, Canada
How long have you been producing? Been playing around with music for years, but only producing rap/trap/hip hop seriously in 2015
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? hmm, I’d say my success on YouTube is probably the dopest thing to happen to me since I started with music, extremely blessed to be where I’m at.
Who are your biggest influences? Definitely would have to be metro, zaytoven, sonny digital, SmokeASac, Bighead, etc.
Want to give any shoutouts? Definitely wanna give my brotha CrayZ a shoutout, he always keeps me motivated and on track, y’all go check him out!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZikU2OCCn92oSqJwJF6jg
Also wanna give a shoutout to my brotha Bxnkroll, he’s stuck with me since day 1 when I was first starting out online and nobody else believed in me.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I enjoy a lot of music other than rap/hip hop as well, especially metal, rock and punk music.
Whats your process for making a beat? I usually just sit down in my studio with an idea or 2 and go from there, I always start with a melody, then add drums and percussion next, and always mix as I go along.
What do your beats normally cost? $30 for a basic lease, all the way up to $500-$2500 for Exclusive rights, depending on the beat.
What is the most you have made from one beat?
- If we’re talking about from placements then $2500 upfront + royalties
- If you also consider YouTube though, I have some videos that brought in around $10,000.
10k off a youtube video for 1 beat?! damn bro. Can u give an example of youtube earnings compared to the views for 1 of your vids? My biggest video has over 6million views and has earned over $10k
*editors note: this is the video
Any story or stories on how you secured some of your placements? Not really, I’ve just let artists come to me when they wanna buy a beat, I’m not big on sending out packs to artists.
Do you use Hardware or software? A mix of both.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? A few thousand probably, i don’t really keep track.
what are your plans for 2018? Since I haven’t really been focusing on placements, I wanna start focusing on that aspect of things more. Also to just keep up the internet/youtube grind and continue to grow my fan/customer base.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
I’m not really big on following other producers, but for rappers I can definitely see lil skies, Landon cube, lil Tracy, higher brothers, Killy, lil wop, 6ix9ine, icy narco, fat nick, yung bans, and definitely my brotha Lil Wave all having a great year in 2018!