1. Take a second to introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with Stompboxx Music.
First of all, thank you for the opportunity fam! Stompboxx Music Group, LLC is basically myself (msimp) & SharpSoundz. We met somewhere around ’04 while both playing in a local church together in Abilene, TX. On the side, both of us made tracks and were always throwing around techniques and ideas together so teaming up just made sense. We officially launched the production team Stompboxx Music in 2010. It’s been a nice ride these last 2 yrs. We’ve had the opportunity to work & build with some artists both label-affiliated and indie; Crooked I, Kurupt, Mr. Dubie, Willie Northpole (DTP) from a label standpoint. Also, an incredible amount of Indie talent such as Roosh Williams, Knesecary, Tory Lanez, Killa Kyleon, Doughbeezy, Add+, and a pleauthra of others. We don’t like to name-drop. Our motto is less talking, more beats. -msimp
(Sharp) Thanks Alkota for this opportunity, Mike and I have been doing music together for a long time now. I can say he’s the only producer that I’ve ever worked with this closely. There were opportunities here and there to work with other producers, but never any real musical chemistry. Mike and I feed off each other’s creativity, from creating beats to creating the name for our brand, Stompboxx Music. Just for the record, Mike is the calm, collect chill one, I’m the talkative, say-what’s-on-my-mind, crazy one. However, we definitely balance each other out musically and we remain professional. Not only do we call ourselves production/business partners, I can honestly say that he’s one of my closet friends in the world. Production duo’s normally don’t last too long, but we’ve managed to keep going by doing one thing, and that’s being honest with each other when it involves potential business moves, beat critiques, or a simple “I didn’t like what you said about my beat”. Mike mentioned a few indies we’ve worked with, we’ve also worked with Grammy-Nominated writer Jeff Nortey, Young-X with Midsouth Music and Tawn P.
Alkota: I frequently see questions from up and coming producers (beatmakers) on various production forums (futureproducers.com, illmuzik.com, gearslutz.com, etc.) that want to know if having a Soundclick Page is worth the time, money, and effort to promote and sell their beats. We’ve all heard the success stories and I personally know producers who do well selling beats on Soundclick. That being said, Stompboxx Music has an exceptional Soundclick Page and presence.