The Rapzilla Beat Battle gave everyone the opportunity to witness some of the best up and coming producers in the genre. Today, we’ll be highlighting one of the participants, TYONDATRACK. This producer made it to the second round and came out ready to play.
Tell us a bit about yourself. How’d you get into producing and what’s your goal?
I have been playing the piano since I was 12, now currently a musician at my church. I got into music production back in 2011. The first software I bought was reason 4.0, then I switched to FL studio. From there I started producing for local artists and building my brand from R&B, Rock, and Hip-Hop. My biggest goal is to produce music for a living where my wife doesn’t have to work anymore and hopefully, have my own label.
Do you have a specific style or genre that you work in?
As far as genre goes, I would say I do a little bit of every thing. I do old school hip-hop, trap, pop – I can pretty much do it all it depends who I’m working with. My favorite style I would say is southern trap style beats with a little gospel flavor.
What has been the biggest beat placement you’ve received so far?
As far as placements go, I’ve done five tracks off of Kydd Jones album Homecoming which is on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube. Also, I’m working on a project with my R&B and Soul artist Anastasia for her new single “Ceilings” which is on Spotify. *Both links contain explicit music.*
Who are some artists you’d like to work with?
There’s artists artist I would love to work with. My main ones would be Jay Z, Rick Ross, Kanye, Lecrae, and Chance the Rapper. I am willing to work with any artist that is down to make things happen.
How was the experience of the Rapzilla Beat Battle?
Everyone that competed in this battle came swinging. This was the most competitive group I’ve ever been in. I enjoyed every last bit of it. I made sure the crowd was entertained. The battle was a success. I made new connections with artists and producers – positive feedback from the crowd and the judges.
Did you learn anything from performing beats live and competing?
Well, I’ve been doing battles since 2012 so it’s all about getting the crowd’s attention and change ups. Personally, producer showcases always made me better as a producer. I like to hear feedback from industry producers whether it’s positive feedback to structure criticism.
What’s the best advice, if any, that you received at the battle?
I can’t recall any advice from the judges, everything was positive feedback. They seem pretty entertained when I played my showcase beats.
What’s next for you?
To keep pushing my music and networking with other artists. Right now, I feel like I’m going in the right direction, and just need to start connecting more with others. I am currently working on a beat tape that hopefully, I can release by the end of the year.