BeatStars MTK: How Quitting Music Led to Trippie Red, Logic & Other Placements



Not every producer finds success and creative fulfillment after they decide to give up on making it in the music industry. Our next guest, MTK, did. MTK started making beats during a graveyard shift then while he traveled around Europe, his big break came at a Seattle beat battle where he met Macklemore, Eric G, Jake One, and others. While he definitely had success, he wasn’t where he hoped to be after a discussion with his wife decided to leave the music business. After that, he just started making music for fun again and he started making compositions that he loved creating the most. He started messaging people like Statik Selektah and soon enough he was getting credits with people like Royce Da’ 5’9, Boi1da, Logic, !llmind, Trippie Red. Listen to these stories and more on this episode of Beat The Block, powered by BeatStars. If you’re a producer trying to make a living doing what you love, head over to and start making money, for free.

  • Release Date: May 14, 2020