The Cincinnati, Ohio born producer Jamon ” TrueBeatz “ Turner began his career at a very young age. His passion for music led him into the world of hip-hop at the age of 8 . He was heavily influenced by raw hip-hop of the 90’s. Since being introduced to hip-hop, Jamon dreamed of become a super producer. In his quest to reach the top , TrueBeatz started his campaign in 2004 where he began making beats on Sony PlayStation video games ” Music Maker “ & ” Ejay Clubworld “. With a better understanding of the process in making beats, ” TrueBeatz “ felt confident enough to transpire his ability to beat making software , ” Fruity Loops” . Now with years under his belt and confidence , ” TrueBeatz “ produces for local rising artist as well as artist from all over the country.
Where are you from?
I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. But I now live on the outskirts of Huntsville Alabama is a town called Athens, Alabama.
How long have you been making music?
I been making beats since 2004.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
This year all alone I produced over a 100 beats. I released them on my website and other online streaming sites.
I released a beat tape album on Beatstars.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest release was a sampled beat.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
I ended up in the music industry by submitting my instrumentals/ Beats to music publishing companies or music synce libraries that were looking for background music for tv/films projects.
I landed a placement with the hit tv show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”.
What do you think of the music industry in 2016?
To be 100 with it… It is getting wacker and wacker. There are a few good albums out, Jay-z 4:44 album dope, Kendrick Lamar “Damn” album is hot to name a few.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
Well the Migos. Everybody is using that autotune.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I collaborated with a few artist on the West Coast. Shout out to “G- Way” repping Sacramento Cali. Shout out to “Jack Travis” outta Atlanta. Shout out to “Mochavation” “Laylo” (The Legend) “Hazeboy” repping our hometown Cincinnati, Ohio. I also worked with two female artist Tekeita Yarbrough “Tink” and Shaneka Twitty repping Athens Alabama.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
Some music producers beats sound alike. I try to be different with a 90ish modern sounds blend together. I might just have a simple drums with some effects to them, Make them thump and some more live.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Gotta say T.I or Tupac.
What was the first album you bought?
Dr Dre’s The Chronic album.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
My favorite song at the moment is that DNA by Kendrick Lamar.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
That Blue Print 2 album by Jay-z.
What is your favourite saying?
“If you’re struggling hard, Then you gotta grind harder”
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
Outside of music. I like to spend time with my kids and play videos games with them.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Yes, I have five tattoos. Just recently got a guitar with some wings on my forearm. Thinking about getting some piano keys on my other forearm.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
My upcoming project is more a TV score project. I would like to submit more of my instrumentals to Music libraries, So I can have a shot of getting my music used as background music in a TV show.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
To produce more beats and to network with new artists around the world and to see what noise we can make.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you for your time, And I appreciate the interview.
I had a ear for music at a young age. In the late 80’s and mid 90’s early 2000’s, My auntie Karen Murray will go to work early in the mornings, And I’ll sneak into her room and listen to her rap tapes while she was at work.
When I heard that Bobby Brown ” Don’t be cruel” beat. I Knocked the beat on the walls in my home, I knew right then and there I wanted to make music.
In 2004 my cousin Dearis Murray turned me on to this music maker game on the Sony playstation. Soon after that I upgraded to the FL software, Now I produces music and record local artists out of my home studio.