Beats & Kicks Life of a Broke Producer

On November 28th, 2016 in Phoenix Arizona I got the opportunity interview Broke Beats a Hip Hop producer from Phoenix Arizona. Broke was born in raised in Tempe Arizona and attended Arizona State University before dropping out of school to pursue his life-long passion of Hip Hop.

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Broke had been making music for a few years and saved to build his home studio. Broke stated he doesn’t have money to get a commercial studio, so he records in the bedroom of a small apartment in Scottsdale Arizona.

Broke has followed hip hop since its incarnation in the early 8os. Broke favorite movies are The Get Down Series, Hustle and Flow, and Purple Rain. Such artist influences him as Tribe Called Quest, Nas, OutKast, N.W.A and much more.

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The tiny broken apartment is filled with records and pics of some of his favorite artist. Broke typically focuses on Hip Hop but is starting to take an interest in EDM and other electronic music. Broke a day job at Guitar Center in Chandler Arizona.

Broke feels Hip hop and fashion go hand and hand. He claims have an extensive shoe collection is mandatory in the Hip Hop culture. He talked about how a lot of artists get endorsed for brands that cater to the hip hop crowd. He stated Kanye West started his show brand called Yeezy's which can sell upwards of a $1000 a pair. He also mentioned how Dr. Dre made millions off his headphones Beats By Dre.

Broke's Home Studio
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Broke said it's hard making ends meet because everything he makes he usually spends buying new music equipment our software. He feels that he may have to get a real job soon because he is getting pressure from his girlfriend. Broke seems he is just one dance track away from success and he doesn’t want to give up just yet!


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