One of the kids I was with was like, “Yo, you should get in the studio with Tekashi. I actually just hit him up today. For much of his career, Murda Beatz’ signature producer tags on popular songs preceded his image, but it won’t stay that way for long. 2] on Friday. I’ve been holding onto a lot of music for the last couple of years. The cadence that Rocky has and the flow that Offset has just goes hand in hand. We had a bunch of stuff. What do you think Migos saw in you back when you first met them? Twenty-two-year-old Ontario-bred producer Murda Beatz has had a career run that most beatsmiths could only dream of at his age. You know, positivity and love is what makes the world go around. You also produced a track on Chance the Rapper’s new album, The Big Day. And there's a bunch of rappers I want to work with, but it'll come. I know their families, I know their close friends. Tyler is signed to me. His beats have been heard across hip-hop including on Drake's five-times platinum-selling "Nice For What" and Travis Scott's four-times platinum-selling song "Butterfly Effect," to name a few. We just announced I'm going on tour with ASAP Ferg and MadeinTYO. Tell me about making “Give No Fxk.”  But these days, in light of the ongoing shelter-at-home restrictions put into place around the world, nobody can attend concerts, DJ sets, or club events. It will motivate people to stay inside and cook up, and it’s for a good cause. Have you been able to talk to him or have any words of encouragement for him? To me, that's one of the biggest street bangers of the year. In his debut as an official artist, Murda dropped “Shopping Spree,” featuring Lil Pump and Sheck Wes. I was producing a lot of records and started trying to get the DJ stuff off the ground. We formed a relationship from there. April 17, 2019 4:55PM EDT . I was making the beat with DJ Durel in the studio. They saw this young kid that was really hungry. He wanted to create an album like dance music and having fun. Just start putting music out, really. A band is not a one man show. They saw the hustle and the hunger. Offset Cuffed Then Released, Cardi's Cousin Arrested After Run-In with…, First Day of Early In-Person Voting in NYC Creates Massive Lines, Obama Roasts Trump in Miami, Likens Him to Wild 'Florida Man'. He laid something down, got a little flow, and then I went to his studio the next day and we made that song. Make beats. Well, actually, me and Lil Pump made the record a few months ago. Sounds you’ve used on songs? I feel like it’s a good time, too. I just feel like a Melly and Durk song will sound dope.”, Murda reveals he’s been holding onto a lot of music for the past couple years and he’s ready for it to see the light of day. Some I made from scratch, and some are from songs like “Butterfly Effect” and my new single “Banana Split.” I just had this idea last week: “I’ve never put out a drum kit. "I was just waiting to see what he was going to put on his album, what he was gonna hold on to," he explains. So shout out to all my fans. The most important thing I want fans to know about me at this stage is that I'm making music for the fans. Why did you choose this song as your first single as an artist? As you're making this transition and preparing a vault of new music, what is the most important thing that you want fans to know about you at this time? The case is ongoing. What about making the song itself? The only thing I’m not really doing—I’m not going out to eat and shop and stuff, so I’m actually saving money. “Producers are the people behind the biggest artists in the game,” he tells Complex. Back then, I was a little more shy with getting to know them. It’s fucking amazing. I don’t know. Can you see yourself working with 6ix9ine again once he comes home this summer? Murda Beatz has spent a majority of the past decade making beats for everyone from Fredo Santana and Migos to Cardi B and Chance the Rapper. I was in New York with my team. He’s got the streets on lock. I'm going to try to link up with him, make some more music. I know a lot of media outlets focus on negativity, but love is what everyone should be focused on, and that's going to attract the right things in your life too. That guy, he’s the best freestyler. When I started going to Atlanta, I was very out of my comfort zone. A lot of people have been ranking the greatest rappers lately. You don't really make a lot of friends in the music industry, so it was a lot of fun. There’s a big trend among producers to collaborate. He also names his top five producers of all time. On Twitter, you plugged a new song with Quavo, City Girls, and Megan Thee Stallion. "Obviously, he turned himself in. But you have a lot of songs by yourself. On a different note, how did Lil Wayne end up with “Line Em Up”? I'm definitely just making music for the consumer and the listeners. I played that beat and he really fucked with it. Shawn is an Associate Editor at Complex and the writer and reporter of Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, a Complex/Spotify podcast about the controversial rapper. COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. When I first came out to LA, my manager knew Tyler, who was living out here with the band. Is there anything else you want people to know? I just feel like a Melly and Durk song will sound dope. “Lil Durk is like an underground king. So let's make it happen. I remember waking up and I saw the news. It was easy to clear it. The mellow groove "Banana Split" features YNW Melly and Lil Durk, whom Murda says are the voices of the streets. Producers are the people behind the biggest artists in the game. © 2020 Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I started pulling up on him in the studio more, and then he came to my birthday that following year as well. I was so passionate about music. Speaking with XXL, the 26-year-old producer reveals that while he's at … It’s kind of inspiring. That'll come out soon. I was on tour. Finally, speaking of COVID-19 and the quarantine, what advice do you have for other producers who are locked down right now? Next question. It’s multiple people. Aside from dropping his new song, the multiplatinum producer also released his first-ever drum kit with producer platform Splice called Quarantine Pack. Free Melly. He's also responsible for two records on Lil Baby's recently released sophomore album, My Turn ("How" and "Forget That), and  Lil Wayne's "Line Em Up," which appears on the New Orleans rapper's Funeral album. No. Murda Beatz has spent a majority of the past decade making beats for everyone from Fredo Santana and Migos to Cardi B and Chance the Rapper. Awesome. You recently shared a snippet of a new collab that you have in the vault with ASAP Rocky and Offset. He let us stay at his house for like a month and that helped get a lot of stuff popped off. “I feel like it’s a good time, too.”. King Estate at Odds with Wendell Pierce Over Movie About Blues Legend. That's going to be a fun tour. I’m actually doing pretty good. He's got the streets on lock. suit. How are you holding up in the middle of the pandemic? Instead of giving all your best tracks to artists, producers now have the opportunity where we can take our favorite beats we make and put our favorite artists on them and release fun songs for people to listen to. COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. Usually when I’m putting songs together, it’s collaborations I would want to see, or artists together that I think would sound good. It was dope. We definitely deserve that title to be considered as an artist because producers don't get the recognition and the credit that they really deserve a lot of the time. Someone plays drums, someone plays guitar, someone plays bass, somebody sings. So I got a little mix on it, and then I decided to put Lil Durk on it. The song is an enjoyable first effort, but he makes it clear there is a lot more on the way.