Jamaica-born and Miami-raised, BEAM found solace in music at an early age. “I’ve been in the studio since I was born,” he explains. “My dad was an artist, so when I was a kid I would always be there with him. I didn’t start messing around with [music] until I was ten, but the smell of the studio is probably one of my earliest memories.”
Though that messing around was no doubt enabled by his senior’s rhythmic pedigree, it was the young artist’s infatuation with the recording process, and more specifically programming and percussion, that acted as the catalysts of his earliest recordings. His natural knack on the boards eventually placed him to produce for a myriad of notable acts, including 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti and Lecrae. “It was like college for me,” BEAM notes. “I definitely learned a lot, especially about the business side of things in the industry, but I still felt that I needed more.”
He calls his first time recording his own songs “undeniable,” saying, “The gratification I felt tells me that this is something I want to do forever.” The result? A cocktail of sonics watermarked with authentic odes to his West Indies origins, sprinkled with various tinges of hip-hop, trap, and pop.
BEAM now has his sights set on becoming the biggest artist in the world. As accolades begin to pile up, his focus is concerted as ever, and his bravery remains at the maximum.