“These past 3 months have been SUPER exciting for me.. behind all of the other projects i’ve been hard at work completing, I produced an album with a new group I formed.. we are called SMOKEY ROBOTIC… it’s POP.. it’s ELECTRO.. it’s HIP HOP..it’s “4 on the flooor”, there’s some singing.. some rapping.. a few ballads..but above everything else, it’s FUN music.. we were all completely free while making this album, and i’m so proud of it… I want to share it with you.. it’s 12 complete tracks.. bump it in the car, on the ipod during your commute, or anywhere that you want to just listen to music to make you happy….” – !llmind
Originally from London, Slop grew up in Hawaii, North Carolina and Florida. but now resides in Phoenix Arizona.
Slopfunk is definately one of the busiest dudes in the beat business, over the years that has never slowed, if anything it’s increasingly more demanding as more and more producers step to the forefront in the industry.
We asked Slop how it all began and how the Beat Fanatics was born
I started Beat Fanatics shortly after the last group that I was part of (Tap Ghost & Phobia – aka Black Saturday) broke up in 2000
My homie Mr. Naso and myself had just finished working on the Funkghost – Ultraboogie Highlife album and we were looking to branch out and start our own thing but we could never come up with a name for it, then one day PK (The Gift) came through to record a verse for the “Unseen: The Idea” album we were working on.
PK started spitting some lines from a track he had just wrote called “Beat Fanatic”. (im an addict a beat fanatic, got a habit of bringin’ the static)… me and Mr. Naso looked at each other and said “THATS IT!!! BEAT FANATIC!!!”. the track was originally suppose to be recorded to a Rik Marvel beat but PK liked the Illmind beat better.
From there we decided to ask all the people we thought were dope to be a part of a new movement / family… and that I guess the rest is history.
The original members include Illmind, moO, Nicolay, DJ Cozmos, Dela, Nemo, 9th Wonder, Kay of The Foundation, Kev Brown, DJ Kay, DJ Roddy Rod, Obsidian Blue, Supastition, FWMJ, Tzar, Brainstorm Sounds (aka Anthony Accurate), M-Phazes, Mr. Naso, Rhettmatic, Celph Titled, Akrobatik, Surreal, Rik Marvel, Krewcial, Spon, DJ Blenda, Mekka Don, RekOne (R.I.P.)
Working on the Beat Fanatic Volumes Slopfunk recently released Beat Fantics Vol 1 “The Smokers Choice” with Vol 2 already underway. Go cop this dope release it has all your favourite producers on there and be sure to check for the follow up’s as they drop.
01. Acapulco Gold (co-produced by Jaisu)
02. Alaskan Thunder F#@k (co-produced by KHRYSIS)
03. Grandaddy Purp (co-produced by Illastrate)
04. Sour Diesel (co-produced by J.Bizness)
05. White Rhino (co-produced by Illastrate)
06. AK-47 (co-produced by !llmind)
07. Blue Dream (co-produced by Nicolay)
08. Trainwreck (co-produced by KHRYSIS)
09. OG Kush (co-produced by !llmind)
10. L.A. Confidential (co-produced by Rhettmattic)
GoodFellaRadio.com caught up with Jersey’s very own extraordinaire producer “ILLMIND”. In this interview ILLMIND speaks on building his relationships with artist as 50 cent and Eminem. “Little Brother blow me away everytime” -ILLMIND. The appreciation of when an artist goes hard on there tracks. Be sure to Download “Blaps, Rhymes, & Life Volume 3” – www.illmind.biz