"Bedrock" producer, Kane Beatz, cuts a break in his schedule to talk with ASCAP's "On the Come Up" about his life as a producer.
What was your inspiration for "Bedrock?"
Kane Beatz: "Bedrock" was an idea I had when I was trying to come up with beats. I had an idea for a musical club track; the melody was easy, but it was just about finding the right sound. Once I found it, I was able to mix the musical melody on top of my signature drums easily. When I was done with the record, everyone went crazy. But I had no idea it would be as big as it is, today. About a month later, my good friend Ky was in the studio with Lil' Wayne. I sent him the record and it was on from there.
What are you working on, currently?
Kane: Right now, I'm really working on everything; Birdman, Young Money Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, etc. I just finished the new T-Pain record. I'm actually in Miami mixing, right now. The single is called, "Reverse Cowgirl" featuring Young Jeezy and it's crazy. Also, I have the new K Michelle single entitled "Fallin" out there. That track is crazy because the violins are live. My man Ashanti, the mad violinist, played on that. He is the first person signed to my company, "The Building" on which I'm focused on this year. Also, the track I did called, "Steady Mobbin" with Lil' Wayne and Gucci has been in the streets for months and is still picking up speed.
Where are you from, originally?
Kane: I was born in Miami, but was raised in Orlando, FL, since I was 2.
Who is your musical mentor and why?
Kane: My close friend, Ronny "First Born" mentored me in college, helping me tone my production. He owned the on-campus studio. I left school, before I was able to finish. But while I was there, I learned how to produce in the studio and not just make beats. Also, Mike Caren has been involved with my career, since 2006. He has an incredible ear for hit records and music. It's been a journey grinding in the industry.
What was your first introduction into the music industry?
Kane: My very first record in the music industry was in 2006. A record I produced for Trick Daddy called, "Tuck Your Ice." The record did ok, but it opened doors for me to build relationships. I remember going to the video shoot and meeting Birdman, giving him tracks on the spot.