HHW gives you another exclusive Behind The Beats featuring Fort Worth-Dallas, TX Recka Beatz.
“Lotta Money” – Diamond
“Boomin”– The GS Boyz feat. Money Militia
HHW: How did you first get into music?
I got a keyboard at 9-years old and I been going ever since. It started with my older cousin, he used to rap and one day he was tellin’ me he needed some beats but he couldn’t find none so I tried to make some for him. He would tell me, ‘Nah, nah, that ain’t it…I don’t like that one…’ so it just made me go back and step it up and then one day I took him a CD with a bunch of beats on it and he ain’t wanna give me the CD back. I was like 13 at that point. That’s when I started making beats on the PlayStation. [My cousin] built a studio in his house and I would go out there every weekend and we would just jump it off. Take like 20 beats and just go in all day!
How did it progress from there?
We started putting out mixtapes. Once we put out our second mixtape the buzz started growing and we got one of our singles to jump off the mixtape onto the radio and it actually charted on the [Billboard] Top 100. After that Lil Keke brought us out to Houston. Then we got in the studio with him and Paul Wall. From that point on I hooked up with Slim Thug, Killa Kaleon and I started doing a little work with Mr. Lee, a producer out of Houston.
How did you know that you had a sound people wanted?
My name just started heating up and a lot of other artists started hitting me up. I done worked with Charlie Boy, Tom Tom, I did Diamond’s first Single, “Lotta Money,” and I got Lil Keke new single, featuring Z-Ro…they ain’t even got it named yet…that’s bout to surface.
What would you say have been your two biggest records of your career and why?
It would probably be the “Lotta Money,” with Diamond. And there’s a record I did on Durrough’s first album called “What’s My Ringtone?” and this record I did with the GS Boyz feat. Money Militia, which is a record that recently was done and it charted on Billboard too.
How would you describe your sound?
I wouldn’t say I’m universal, but I ain’t really just stuck in a box…I feel like you gotta step outside the box to be greater so you can get everybody. I feel like I can do anything. I can do pop, some techno, anything. I like to challenge myself.
What are you working on now that people can look out for?
I’m actually doing some work right now with Sophia Fresh, they a female group that used to be T-Pain’s group. I did a few tracks for him [too]. I’m working on some tracks for Nelly right now too. I got one in the works that I’m trying to get to Plies… I got a few more.
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