Well my grandfather
was a concert pianist, So I have always been around music in some sort. Somehow
along the way that just transferred into me doin beats and I got hooked.
did you start with?
I started with
nothing, haha. Nah I actually started on this raggedy laptop we had laying around
the house, and I was using computer programs. Anything I could get my hands
on. Acid, Fruity Loops, Cool Edit, Reason. I was using it all.
your first beats sound like?
Garrrbage. I found
an old cd recently of my old joints and they were wack. I used to swear they
were the hardest though and try to make everybody listen to them. I used to
get “politely dismissed” by a lotta rappers, haha.
How has your sound changed?
Now I’m just a lot more professional with it. I also have a better ear
for what sounds good and what I want to do, and how to put that into a beat.
I still do a lot of off the wall tracks too tho, but right now my style is VERY
What equipment do you use now?
I gotta MPC 4000, Stanton Turntables, these Roland XV synth jumpoffs, M Audio
Board, and a pro soundcard because I still use the computer in some aspects
of my beats.
does it take you to make a beat?
Wow. That really
depends. I have made sum hot beats in less than 20 minutes before, and recently
this R & B song I was doing took me almost two days. That part of my production
is crazy unstable.
you know when you're done with a beat?
Most of the time
its just that feeling that hits me like “That’s it.” I’m
in school now so if I’m makin a beat in my dorm, I know its hot when everybody
is outside my door dancing haha.
what sounds do you look for in a sample?
I try to let the
mood I’m in reflect what I sample. Sometimes I’m lookin for that
angry, furious jumpoff, and sometimes I just need that soul. That depends on
my mood a lot. My favorite sounds are mostly strings and stuff like that but
that depends. I’ve sampled everything. Recently, I found something I liked
off of a DVD, like a real quick part in a movie, and I sampled it. Made a hot
What's the best sample you've ever found?
I’m not really
at liberty to speak about that right now because the song isn’t finished,
and the artists haven’t recorded the song yet and I don’t want any
producers digging up my samples haha. You’ll be hearing it soon though,
worked with Nickel Us F, what's that like?
Man, Nick is a
MONSTER. He brings energy and hot lyrics to every track. Right now, I would
say Nick is probably my favorite rapper out right now, seriously. He’s
do your beats complement his style?
I try to just give
him something that he doesn’t have, yakno? He has a team of strong producers
in his camp, so I just try and hit him wit sum fiyah, yakno?
you like to work with next?
with a lot of local artists from Detroit, as well as a few national acts, but
as a producer I would love to work for Jay-z of course. Ummm Jada, Kanye, Just
Blaze, Nas,…there is so many out there I’m not even sure. So much
the last beat you've heard by another producer that amazed ?
Just Blaze is probably
my favorite producer, and the last crack I heard from him was “Never Been
in Love” from the Kweli Album. Pure Heat.
coming up for you?
to continue to try and produce heat, and work with any artists who are serious
about what they are doing. And Hopefully continue to get a bigger name and get
famous, and lean back somewhere on an island…oh yea and buy my mom whatever
she wants. Watch me.
Heads reach out to you?
You can get at
me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or im on AIM all the time at Bei Maejor. Check
my site out at www.beimaejor.com
to give a quick holla of course to God, out to my family, and my lil sister
Colby, to Hugh “H Dollar: Mulzac, My guys Yung shan, T Boog, Music Mystro,
Ramses, J Brim, Stevie J, Ant B, Chas, Juan da Wonder, B. Lee, Flakes, JD, Gervy,
my lil dude Cory Bold, knox, Panero, Kmad, Robby M, B. Giles, Trae Duece, J
and D wine, Syddy, eS, Jr Bei Maejor (haha), Chingy, All my female fans (haha)
and everybody else I forgot cause it’s mad late. I luv urrrrbody!