Name: Carl Barksdale
Location: Columbia, S.C.
How did you get started making music, and how long have you been doing it?
I started making music my freshmen year of college. A buddy of mine at the time was making music and I thought it was the coolest thing ever so that got me wanting to get into it. At first I started rapping but realized I was no good and I just liked the technicality of making the beats lol.
What equipment/software do you use to make beats?
I use FL Studio, my MIDI keyboard and thousands of sounds.
What are some of your musical influences, or people you look up to in the industry?
Well as far as rappers, Bone thugs n harmony are my favorite been a fan of them forever, also a big fan of Tech N9ne, Asap, Big Krit, and plenty more to name. Im also real big into 90's rnb. As far as producers, I really like Youngfyre, Seven, The Legendary Traxster, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Dr. Dre and others.
What makes your beats unique?
I just feel like i use sounds that people dont normally use, my beats have a different bounce that is different but still dope.
What do you like to do for fun outside of music?
Outside of music i like to just hangout with friends, go to the movies, workout, and just enjoy life.
What's next for you - what will you be up to in the coming months?
In the next coming months just focusing on expanding the company and chasing more opportunities. If you want to check out more beats check em out on my website doperapbeats.com and stay in contact.