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JAE5 Talks Breaking Genre Barriers, Working With J Hus, Taking Risks & More for ‘Beyond the Beat’

By Cheyenne Watson on

East Londoner JAE5 has all the makings of a superproducer. Seamlessly blending his unique inspirations—including Timbaland, Celine Dion, and the native sounds of Ghana—the GRAMMY Award-winning producer has built an iconic, sonic world that can be heard across the Afrobeats genre.

Beginning his career in music with the bare minimum, JAE5’s love for producing began in a time where the studio was inaccessible. In 2021, it’d be hard to believe the artist once had to struggle to make what sounds like effortless production that has gone on to catch the attention of Burna Boy, J Hus, Dave, and more.

For the latest episode of Audiomack’s Beyond the Beat series, hosted by Billboard Hip-Hop Editor Carl Lamarre, JAE5 breaks down the importance of organic chemistry when working with artists, what he learned from J Hus and Burna Boy, and his advice to producers who aspire to transition into artistry.

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