Production by Fantom Of The Beat
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“Music is my life; it’s how I express my fears, my sadness and happiness, my everything. My music is raw emotion. “The passion I feel for music shines through in everything I create.” -Fantom of the Beat
Opening the door for Staten Island Hip-Hop, Fantom of the Beat, born Carlos Evans, began his music career as Haas G, part of the Hip-Hop duo UMC’s. In the early 90’s UMC’s won acclaim for their ﬁrst single “Blue Cheese.” Soon after, the second single, “One to Grow On” became Billboard’s #1 Rap Song. Fantom created songs on both UMC’s albums “Fruits of Nature” and “Unleashed.”
Music, according to Fantom is the universal language. He credits a lifetime of exposure to a variety of genres to his success as a producer. His production credits, through Fantom of the Beat, span many artists in the Hip-Hop world including Sadat X, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and Ms. Toi. He’s worked with some of the world’s most respected labels such as Def Jam Records, Aftermath Records, Koch Entertainment, Epic Records, and Universal Records. He produced Ghostface Killah’s “Apollo Kids” from the “Supreme Clientele” album. This song helped turn Ghostface Killah’s solo career around, with critics calling it his “street credible resurrection song.” In addition, he composed “Take it Off” for Busta Rhymes on the “Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front” album which is widely considered Busta’s best effort for its sequencing and quality material.
Fantom’s credentials also include “Magic Stick” which he produced for Lil’ Kim and 50 Cent. This track was one of the most played songs in crossover urban markets and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Magic Stick" was featured in the (2005) movie, King's Ransom, and will be on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie Now You See Me 2, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Morgan Freeman.
Fantom continues to stretch his production talents, to include his trademark style combining elements of the late 60’s and 70’s, creating the sounds which represent the struggle and the voice of the inner city. He takes his life experiences and applies them to music, creating sounds that, in essence, are capable of moving people to take action.
To date the legendary, Grammy nominated R.I.A.A. double Platinum and Gold Certified Mega-Producer is set to release "Audiodrome" a producer's album. Joined with UMC's NY Oil, the duo released new music "Flashback." As Fantom of the Beat and Haas G, the Hip-Hop icon has been full throttle for decades creating music to elevate the culture at the forefront of music.
"Fantom of the Beat presents "Audiodrome" On ITunes, Tidal, Spotify & all Other Online stores. Hass G of the UMCs (for yall real ones...he also produced "Magic Stick" for @lilkimthequeenbee & @50cent) is on deck with a crazy album of production with ill rap cats over the tracks. This one here by @rhymrcka got to my heart. Seriously. Amid those crazy horns and boom bap slaps, the husky voiced verbal vigilante literally documents the life of us NYC city kids of the early to mid 80s. He spits his hardknock life so vividly that I started to see my days as a latch key kid and how the TV shows of that era formed my mind on what black life looked like outside of my real world. But then he snaps you back to reality on how you have to be careful of what you wish for...the fact that #Rhymerecka did this over a hardcore track in this day gives me faith that our unique sound of NY "underground" isn't lost to the trends of today. Now I'm a biiig lover of the Without Warning album by #21Savage & #Offset...but I need this type of grit and grime and gold bars in my life as well. Can't wait til yall get to see and hear the greatness. Salute to the Gods. Shout to @carlluproductions for the visuals."
- @Datwon, Editor-In-Chief of VIBE Magazine
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