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Epik and Curtiss King Discuss The Future Of Selling Beats Online

What's going on the business of selling beats online? Are we nearing an end or are we experiencing a new beginning. In our triumphant return, Curtiss King discusses the future of selling beats online with the pioneering and legendary produceneur EPIK. In this hour long discussion we cover topics such as the age gap between music producers, the disconnect between rappers and producers, the importance of quality customer service, and much more.


How to Build a Fanbase & Make a Living Off Of Music

One of the most common questions Rappers and Music Producers ask me is "How do I build a fanbase?". That can be a complicated question to answer because no 2 musicians are exactly alike. However there are important questions artists should ask themselves and crucial decisions they need to make before they should even think about building an audience. A clear goal and perspective is key my friend.


Music Producer Interview: TONE JONEZ Talks Work With Lecrae, Success In Beat Leasing, & Not Using TYPE Beats

Music Producers, Tone Jonez is the epitome of musicianship in Hip Hop Production. He is one of the most successful beat leasing producers int he world, and after one listen of his work, there's no confusion why. In this interview we dig deep into the root of his success, why he decided to stop pursuing placements, the importance of having a vision, and his best music producer advice for up and comers. This by far was one of my most sought after interviews. It was an honor to speak with the...


Russ Pisses Off The Music Producer Community. Was He Wrong?

Music Producers, this past week a controversial video clip of a VladTV interview with Russ resurfaced. In this interview Russ takes a unique perspective on the why the current state of Hip Hop is where it is: In his words "Blame The Producers". Yes, you heard that correct. Russ whom is a Rapper and Music Producer himself thinks that the blame for the monotony of today's music lies solely in the hands of the music producer. In today's podcast I explain my viewpoints on these bold statements.


Music Producer Interview - KRUCIAL KEYS Talks Producing For Alicia Keys, Drake, and Nas, and His Tips On Getting Placements

Multi-Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Krucial Keys has been the man behind the music of legendary artists such as Alicia Keys, Drake, Nas, and Christina Aguilera. Krucial has produced, written, arranged and composed songs that have appeared on motion picture soundtracks such as Dr. Dolittle, Drumline, Shaft, and Ali. His collaborative work with Alicia Keys, earned him two Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album (Songs in A Minor) and Best R&B Song ("No One"). In this interview we dig deeper than...


Your Today Does Not Have To Be Your Tomorrow

Anyone that has been keeping up with the last year of my life knows that my life changed dramatically. I went from living on a friend's couch to becoming an author, husband, father, public speaker and much more. How did I do it? By holding onto the belief that my today didn't have to be my tomorrow. Hopefully this episode helps you no matter what brush strokes are being added to the canvas of your life.


Music Producer Interview: WILLIE B (@Ichibandon) Talks Producing For Kendrick & J Cole, Not Using VSTS, & His Formula For Longevity

Legendary west coast music producer Willie B has been the man behind the beats of many classic Hip Hop records in this current generation. From Kendrick Lamar's "Rigamortis" to J.Cole's "03 Adolescence" and ScHoolboy Q's title track "Oxymoron", it is evident that the Ichiban Don has a production style that satisfies many influential palettes in today's modern Hip Hop landscape. Willie's eclectic sampling style combines the unpredictability of J Dilla, mixed with the dirty percussion of...


Music Producer Interview: Sorry JayNari - Multi Platinum Producer Discusses Credits, Publishing, & Placements (Episode 17)

West coast music producer Sorry JayNari sits down with Curtiss King to discuss producing for Chris Brown, Wiz, Tyga,Waka Flocka Game, Nipsey, YG, TY$, Fabolous, Publishing nightmare stories, favorite VSTs, his strengths and weakness as a producer and much more.


How To Overcome The Fear Of Releasing New Music as A Rapper & Producer (Episode 2)

Rappers and Music Producers, it is absolutely normal to feel nerves when you release your newest music. Questions arise such as "What If my new music is terrible?" or "What If This Song Ruins My Momentum?" However, in a day and age when music and information is shared and forgotten at an alarming rate, it is imperative not only for artists to release these songs but to also document their insecure feelings about them. In this episode Curtiss King shows creatives how to turn their fears...


Curtiss King: The Story of a Prosperous Rapper & Music Producer (Episode 1)

Who is Curtiss King? What is the purpose of this podcast? In the first episode of The Curtiss King Podcast, I speak about my journey as a 15 year rapper and music producer. From my humble beginnings on MTV Music Generator, to the many hurdles of the modern music business, all the way to my present day success as an author and owner of a six figure beat leasing business. My adventure through the music business has been anything but traditional, therefore I believe it can bring you a lot of...