Legendary Keyzz is a producer from Manchester. Working with some of the biggest names in the US Hip-Hop game is just the start, but this 20-year-old has become one of the most respected producers in the Manchester scene.
While working in the studio Manchester artists such as Tunde, Meekz, K Don, Culps and many more, the next step for Keyzz is to move to the next level of stardom.
I sat down with the instrumentalist for a chat on his career so far, and why this producer is one that can be expected to be a producer to take over the UK scene.
Would you like to break down who you are, and what sort of producer you are?
“What’s good; this Legendary Keyzz and I’m a 20-year-old producer located in the UK. I was born in Manchester I’ve been making beats since I was 15.
“It started as I got into college, and it wasn’t until one of my friends from college came over to my house, and we sat down and he showed me the FL studio.”
How long have you been producing music for, and what inspired you to get involved in creating beats? Is there any other old-school producers who have inspired you?
“I have been making music for around 5 years now, and it all started when one of my friends from college came over to my house and showed me FL studio like I said.
“With the FL Studio, he loaded the software onto my computer, then it was the case of messing around with it, and seeing what sounds we could create because we literally didn’t have a clue how to use it.
“From there, I just started staying up all night and learning how to use it. Once I figured out how to, I just began to make beats as a hobby. I never thought it would come this far, so it’s a blessing because I was really just doing it for fun.”
Who are some of the names you have worked with before, and what name shocked you the most when you heard they would work with you?
“Yeah man, well I have worked with a lot of people now, off the top of my head I’ve worked with the likes of Rich the Kid, Jay Critch, Soulja Boy, Trev Mulah, Yung Dred, Tunde, K Don, Culps and loads more.
“But I have to say the one that has surprised me the most was Rich the Kid. When I got the call I was semi gassed, because come on… It’s Rich the Kid.”
How did you find the transition from being a hood producer to crossing over and working with American artists and what was the most challenging aspect of it?
“To be honest, the way I started working with American rappers, and this is something for all up and coming producers should know – I started my whole career off through investing in a placement collaboration with Soulja Boy.
“Then it all kind of went from there, through my name coming up with the calibre of people I started working with, it was a natural transition where I then started working with UK artists. So I kind of did it back to front – but it’s worked.”
What is your creative process in the studio? What are your favourite sounds to work with, or do you like working with more variation and versatility?
“When it comes to my creative process I tend to just vibe in the studio, then whatever sound myself and the people I am with at the time are feeling, we just tend to move in the direction of the vibe.
“I love making all different types of beats really, I mainly make trap beats and Detroit beats, but I always enjoy making the Hood beats for artists of course.”
What other producers around the UK have you worked with and is there any other big producers from Manchester we should know about?
“I’ve worked with producers from Manchester such as Pezmo, who is Aitch’s producer for his hit ‘Straight Rhymez’. I’ve also worked with WhyJay too, both of these guys are dope producers from Manchester who should be taken in.
“As well as those, I’ve also started a lot of producers careers, where I have gotten them there first ever placements with major artists – not just in Manchester but also in Blackpool, Salford and over seas; all over the world even.”
Have you got anything new coming out soon we can know about, any big collaborations?
“I’ve got a lot of new stuff coming out with a lot of Manchester artists who are seriously popping right now, and a lot more industry artists from America… But I don’t want to say too much right now. I’m just going to let the music speak for itself.”
Keep an eye out for Legendary Keyzz in the near future, and be sure to check some of his links below: