Los Angeles producer Tae Beast ended up getting into producing when his cousin and his cousins friend showed him how to use an MP60 keyboard, and he would take his dads old records and chop up samples all day. His love of music came at a pretty young age, when his parents and their friends would be in their living room playing, Marvin Gaye. Curtis Mayfield. The Isleys. Tae Beast says I loved the old soulful sound. When I was able to figure out how Premier, Pete Rock, The RZA and others used these same old records I use to listen to-to create a new sound I couldn’t wait to create myself.
The producers first project was when he did a compilation a few years ago The Champions. Unfortunately for Tae Beast it really didn’t get the push behind it that he would have liked, but he says that it definitely helped him further construct his sound and work with some upcoming follow talented people.
His notable work is Ronald Reagan Era by Kendrick Lamar, Moscato by Ab-Soul, Keishas Song by Kendrick Lamar, iBETiGOTSUMWEED by Schoolboy Q, Real Thinkers by Ab-Soul, and Cut You Off by Kendrick Lamar. When Tae Beast worked on AB Souls Longterm that when he felt that he really got his foot in the door. Beast says that project really put my name out there. I got a lot of compliments from people off the work I did on there. In the future Tae Beast would love to work with artists like Murs, Nas, Erykah Badu, Kanye, Pete Rock, and DJ Quik to name a few.
Tae Beast feels that hes in a great position right now, and that the only way to conquer the moment is to continue to push yourself, because you only get by practice and constantly working hard. In the future, this West Coast producer wants to have his hand in every. He wants to be doing movie scores, soundtracks, and most importantly he wants to have longevity in the industry. I don’t think we will have a problem at all reaching these goals.
You can listen to The TaebeastTape at http://taebeastproducer.bandcamp.com/. I find his sound to be a mix of DJ Premier and Pete Rock. I went through the entire album, and was not disappointed and I promise you won’t be either.