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)
Each week we hope to put the spotlight on a different member of the world famous Beat Fanatics. To kick it off I wanted to start with UK producer Jaisu a producer who im most familiar with.
I first came across Jaisu through the Louisden Beat Battles movement and was blown away by his skills and his sounds, for me he’s definately one of the best young producers to emerge from the UK and for him to become the first british hip hop producer to make the elite memebership list of the Beat Fanatics which includes the likes of Slopfunkdust, Illmind, Nicolay, M-Phazes and 9th Wonder to name a few.
For those who don’t already know about UK producer Jaisu you need to sit down and get educated through his Beat Tape collection and check for his production credits which includes Marvwon, Sha Stimuli, Prince Po
It all began in 2007 wth Beat Tape Vol.1 & 2
Through to Beat Tape Vol 6
For all the Jaisu Beat Tapes please go to AB0181 You Tube page HERE