MUSIC REVIEWS FOR THE WEEK OF 2018.03.26
A review of Thumpin, by Lil Beat
Jilli- So, tell me, who is Lil Beat and what are you about? How did you come up with the name?
Lil Beat- I’M A 12 YR OLD TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THIS GAME. I’M A HIP HOP ARTIST IN COLORADO. I’M ALSO LEARNING THE PRODUCTION SIDE BECAUSE I WANT TO BECOME A SUPER PRODUCER IN THE INDUSTRY. ME AND MY OLDER BROTHER SIT AROUND DOING FREESTYLES AND ONE DAY I WAS CREATING A BEAT ON MY iPAD AND HE SAID THAT’S YOUR NEW NAME- LIL BEAT. HE SAID THAT BEST DESCRIBED MY AMBITION IN THE MUSIC GAME. I LIKE TO RHYME AND MAKE BEATS.
Jilli- Can you tell me your age and what grade you are in school?
Lil Beat- I’M 12 YRS OLD AND I’M IN THE 7TH GRADE.
Jilli- How did you get into music? Is this something you always imagined doing?
Lil Beat- MY MOM HAS ALWAYS HAD US AROUND MUSIC STUFF. SHE DOES PROMOTIONS FOR CELEBRITIES. WITH ALL THE POSITIVE MUSIC INFLUENCES, WE KINDA GRASPED ON TO IT. SHE SAYS WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE USED TO BEAT BOX. LOL!
Jilli- Can you tell me who some of your influences are?
Lil Beat- DEFINITELY MY MOM and UNCLES. BUT MY TRUE INSPIRATION IS 50 CENT BECAUSE HIS HUSTLE AND DRIVE WAS AWESOME BUT MOST IMPORTANT MY IDOL, MY INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION, COMES FROM CHRIS RIVERS (BIG PUN’S SON). HE CAME OUT HERE IN 2017 AND I GOT TO OPEN UP FOR HIS CONCERT, I GOT SOME TIME TO TALK TO HIM AND HIS INSPIRING WORDS AND BELIEVING IN ME WAS THE BEST FEELING EVER. PLUS, HIS LYRICISM IS ON POINT, POSITIVE AND SUPER DOPE. EVERYDAY I GET READY FOR THE DAY LISTENING TO HIS MUSIC. HE’S SUPER INSPIRATIONAL, HE’S LIKE FAM, YA KNOW.
Jilli- Every artist has a dream artist that they would love to perform with. Who would that be for you and why?
Lil Beat- I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO ONE DAY BE ABLE TO HAVE MY OWN TOUR, OR GO ON TOUR WITH CHRIS RIVERS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GENERATION BUILD, GROW AND FOCUS TOGETHER.
Jilli- I saw your video for Thumpin. Great video! I am assuming this is your first. Can you tell me what it felt like to see yourself on screen? Who helped you in the video and who directed it? By the way, I loved the panda!
Lil Beat- THANK YOU SO MUCH, YEAH I WAS NERVOUS DOING MY VIDEO. I’VE BEEN IN VIDEOS BEFORE FOR OTHER ARTISTS MY MOM PROMOTED, BUT THIS ONE WAS MINE, SO I WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. IT WAS COOL THOUGH, EXCITING TO SEE MYSELF ON SCREEN ESPECIALLY TEACHERS AND FRIENDS AT SCHOOL WATCHING IT. THE MOST CRAZY BUT COOL THING IS SEEING PEOPLE SUPPORT MY CRAFT, DEFINITELY KEEPS ME FOCUSED. MY VIDEOGRAPHER DID A GREAT JOB, HIS NAME IS JORDAN, from J ANGEL VISUALS . MY BIG BROTHER WAS IN THE VIDEO WITH ME AND THE PANDA WAS THE GIRL THAT WORKED IN THE PIZZA PARLOR’S MOM. SHE’S A ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR! SHE DID HER THANG!! SHOUT OUT TO MY HOMEGIRL NIASIA FOR THE PIZZA PARLOR PART!!
Jilli- Aside from music, what other interests do you have?
Lil Beat- I’M GONNA BE WORKING SOON ON LEARNING MORE OF THE PRODUCTION SIDE. I LIKE TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES, AND PLAY BASKETBALL, AND MY MOM CALLS ME LIL EINSTEN BECAUSE I LIKE SCIENCE, SO MAKING OR CREATING THINGS.
Jilli- Where can people hear your song, buy it, and when will you be on tour or are you already on tour?
Lil Beat- MY VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE UNDER LIL BEAT THUMPIN. THE CHANNEL ITS UNDER IS J ANGEL VISUALS (FULL VID). MAKE SURE YA’LL CHECK IT OUT AND HIT LIKE IT WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!! MY SONG IS DOWNLOADABLE FREE ON DATPIFF.COM WE ARE NOW SUBMITTING THE VIDEO IN FOR NETWORKS AND CURRENTLY I’M ON A RADIO CAMPAIGN. IN THE SUMMER, I’LL HAVE MY NEXT PROJECT OUT. I PACE MYSELF, I BALANCE AND KEEP FOCUSED. SCHOOL WILL BE OUT SOON, THEN WE CAN TOUR AND TRAVEL. HOWEVER, IF THERE’S ANYONE OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE US TO COME TO THEIR CITY, I’M ALL FOR IT !!
Jilli- What do you want people to know about Lil Beat?
Lil Beat- IM A YUNGIN IN THIS GAME THAT’S JUST TRYING TO SHOW AND BRING BACK THE HIP HOP VIBE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND BE AN ICON FOR MY GENERATION. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH OTHERS AND BECOMING A SUPER PRODUCER LIKE KHARDIER DA GOD OR DRE. I HAVE MY OWN STYLE, MY FRO, EVERYBODY LOVES, AND I SET MY OWN WAY OF APPEARANCE. IT’S GOOD TO BE DIFFERENT. MOM ALWAYS TOLD ME BE LEADER, NOT A FOLLOWER, SO I WANNA TEACH THE YOUNGER KIDS TO BE THEMSELVES AND BE FOCUSED ON THEIR DREAMS.
Jilli- And last but not least, what is your most favorite snack to have in this whole world?
Lil Beat- I’ M A VEGAN AND ALTHOUGH MOM HATES THE SUGAR, I LOVE ME SOME VEGAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES !!!
Please tell all our readers where people can connect with you on Social Media:
ALL OTHER PROMOS AND INFO CAN BE SEEN ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA UNDER CITYTROOP ENTERTAINMENT. MY WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING BUILT, AND WILL LAUNCH BY SEPT 2018.
This is a cute first single for Lil Beat. Definitely interested in hearing more from him and the potential that he has to offer. Keep shining and keep thumpin! – Jilli
RATING: ***** (5 Jilli’s) RADIO READY and IF NOT ON RADIO, WHY THE HELL NOT?