Check out our exclusive one on one interview with rising beat maker BE CHAP BEATS! In this interview BE CHAP BEATS talks about his history, what inspired him to make tracks, the equipment he uses, and more!!! Read all about what he has to say below........
The Beat Yard: Hello Be Chap Beats, how are you?
Be Chap Beats: Hey whats up, I’m good man just woke up, had a crazy dream last night (laughs) but ready to get to the music today.
The Beat Yard: How long have you been making beats?
Be Chap Beats: Honestly since I was 16, but I stopped and went to Full Sail University. I actually had a few hip hop beats when I came to Full Sail and got like 4 peers on one while I was at Full Sail, but I didn’t really take it serious then. I just went and had a blast till I was about 21-22, and then I started back up again and I haven’t looked back since.
The Beat Yard: What inspired you to want to make beats?
Be Chap Beats: The love for music, I’ve been playing guitar since I was in 6th grade took lessons as a kid and I knew I loved music then. When i started making beats it was a lot of fun to me that there were no rules to do it and it just made since to me. Also scary movies (laughs) I don't know what it is about them but they inspire me as well, and also I used to watch this youtube video of The Alchemist making beats with Prodigy and I thought it was cool he made a living off making beats and his meetings were having friends come over and rapping over his beats in his house thought that was a cool lifestyle.
The Beat Yard: Who are some of the producers that you look up to and influence you?
Be Chap Beats: When I was 16 it was “The Alchemist”. I still to this day love his beats, but when I heard Key to the City and some Mobb Deep stuff back then I really enjoyed it and it made me want to try that. Now since I started back up I really look up to Metro Boomin, 808 Mafia and TM88. Their work ethic is crazy and I love the sound they spit out. Also Epik The Dawn shout out to EPIK .
The Beat Yard: What type of equipment or software do you use to make your tracks?
Be Chap Beats: I use my MPC ren to make my beats and logic x or pro tools to mix them. The MPC just gives the best sound ever! I can't wait to get my hands on that new MPC X it looks crazy!
The Beat Yard: How would you describe your overall sound as a producer?
Be Chap Beats: 2 words. Dark And Energetic. My dad thinks a lot of mine sound like they should be in a horror movie (laughs).
The Beat Yard: In your opinion, what's the difference between a producer and a beatmaker and which one are you?
Be Chap Beats: A producer is def someone who can get more than just the beat. He needs to find a dope artist then find a dope piano player or musician then find a bomb ass engineer to make the magic happen. If you can do that and get them in the same room and give them tips while they make the song and they pull it off then you're a producer. Currently I’m just a beat maker making beats and selling them online.
The Beat Yard: Who are some of the artists you've worked with so far?
Be Chap Beats: Some of the artists I’ve worked with so far are: Soulja Boy, Frank Lini (outta Florida) , Donnie Lesko (outta chi town) / Yung Marley (outta Louisiana) and also some other local artists from their cities. I hope to work with A LOT more I got a lot of music I want to get out.
The Beat Yard: Who are some artists you would like to work with in the future?
Be Chap Beats: Ah man! I'd love to work with Migos, Gucci Mane or Lil' Booise. Been listening to Lil' Boosie and Gucci since I was 16. I think I got some beats they’d enjoy.
The Beat Yard: Speaking of the future, what plans do you have for the rest of 2017?
Be Chap Beats: To work hard and get my brand name more noticed. Make some more moves hopefully get some more placements and of course make more than 365 beats this year (laughs).
The Beat Yard: What was one of your worst experiences as a producer and how did you bounce back from it, or learn from it?
Be Chap Beats: The worst experience I had was not getting the beats to vibe! I had too many ideas in my head, like oh this sounds cool an this sounds cool but they didn’t sound cool together (laughs), but def drum patterns I had to really work on those since I’ve never took a drum lesson in my life. The way to bounce back was to just study more music and work at it its all trial and error.
The Beat Yard: How can artists get in touch with you for beats?
Be Chap Beats: If anyone need to lease a track they can get them off my site at http://www.bechapbeats.com Also got vocal tags, do image design and mixing and mastering.
The Beat Yard: Is there anything else you would like to shout out? Any plugs?
Be Chap Beats: Yeah, shout out to The Beat Yard for this interview much appreciated. Also shout out to my designer, my family, MPC Cartel, Feltwell apparel and Akai and full sail for all the knowledge.
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