How Did I Get Here?
I couldn’t have been more than 9 or 10 years old when my passion for music and the piano started. My mom plays the piano as well, and taught me three chords. I’ll never forget that. I would literally come home from middle school and play gospel albums for hours daily trying to figure out what the keyboard player was playing. I wouldn’t stop until I would learn the chord.
I wasn’t really focused on how complex the song was, but I was focused on learning how to play it. And I wasn’t going to stop until I figured it out. That was my drive & motivation!
After graduating high school, I went to a junior college for Computer Networking. I took about 2 or 3 classes a semester, but in the process was playing for various groups in the Richmond, Va area. After about 2 years I realized that I truly wanted to pursue music full time. I mean why waste my parent’s hard earned money on something that I wasn’t interested in? The cool thing is, once I told them, they supported my decision.
It definitely wasn’t easy, but I knew what I wanted and went after it. I started Sound H Beats in August of 2009 & I’ll never forget the reason why…
In December of 2007, I was in the studio with my fam Lee Major kid (2x grammy nominated producer). His career just launched with him producing Young Jeezy’s single “Vacation” as well as “Ride” for Ace Hood ft. Trey Songz. So we’re in the studio and he’s playing some bangers that he was working on. I had my flash drive on me, so he asked me to play some beats. One of the instrumentals that I played for him, was this urban rock track. Live guitars with heavy rock drums. He listened and told me that I should start a production company. The funny thing was, I was already thinking that, so that was just confirmation for me!
Listen, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. But as a serious music artist, you have to be willing to grind hard and sacrifice to reach your goals.
I’ve worked with small artists all the way up to artists such as Amerie, No Malice, The Inkredibles, & Skillz to name a few. I know all my hard work will be worthwhile when people like you hear my music and fall in love with something I’ve spent a lot of time to perfect. I hope my music can impact your life positively.
To make professional music, it takes WORK! I’ve spent many hours locked in the studio working on beats and not focused on being bothered. I had to learn engineering, mixing, but most importantly marketing.
What good is having music if you don’t know how to reach people to listen to it?
Thank you for listening and enabling my dream to become a reality.
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