Connecticut-born super-producer Kenny Beats recently the show to discuss his journey as a musician and gifted free game for aspiring beat makers and artists. Speaking from years of experience — as he discusses frequently in his daily Twitch stream — he delved into everything from his first glimpses at production to his more recent success with artists like Denzel Curry, Rico Nasty, Freddie Gibbs and more.
“I’ve never felt this tsunami of doubt about music I’m gonna make or what the people around me are capable of. I think some people have this thing, ‘Man, am I even good enough? Am I even capable of making something that’s gonna cut through all that noise or all these amazing people?”Kenny Beats on OTHERtone
Kenny had plenty of encouraging words for aspiring artists, explaining his own struggles early on and how the game has changed with the introduction of the Internet and accessibility to samples and software. Discussing the harsh realities and challenges producers face in the music industry, the group speak on Kenny’s creative process, “having no plan” when he started streaming on Twitch during the height of the pandemic and inspiring young creatives to chase their passion with purpose and intent.
Fans are also admiring Kenny’s humility and consistency in the comments, alluding to not only an awareness of himself as a producer, but his genuine, wholehearted nature as a person. “Goals as a human being in general,” one fan commented, as others truly just appreciated the moment. “Kenny Beats giving Pharrell, Chad, and Famlay their flowers while geeking out and fanning out together over hip hop + music + art is such a beautiful thing to see,” another user wrote.
OTHERtone has seen appearances from Soulja Boy, Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi and other coveted creators as they continue to break down the keys to success in the entertainment industry. We will be keeping up with the podcast as Pharrell, Fam-Lay and Scott bring on more high-profile guests for fruitful conversation in the near future.
Check out Kenny Beats’ episode of OTHERtone below!