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Meet Rahn G. of Ball Hog Music Productions in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rahn G. of Ball Hog Beats.

Rahn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Ball Hog Music Productions (“Ball Hog Beats” for short), an indie music production and record company, made a major rebrand to reflect my company’s evolution into a one-stop-shop, online resource center for aspiring artist’s needs. Originally in 2012, my vision was to methodically build the talent of myself as an artist “Rahn G”., to my highest capabilities and assets to address the acute needs in the world of hip hop while building the Ball Hog brand. At the time I was producing my own music but I didn’t promote myself as a producer.

In mid-2018, I decided to market myself under a new alias: “1990 BPM”, the soulful, live drum machine producer. With true independent intentions, I noticed the advantages of music production’s longevity, that’s what led me to where I am today. The brand will no longer take a backseat, and I have moved on from marketing myself as an individual creative and focused on my company’s identity. Ball Hog Beats provides music production, songwriting, live performances, music lessons (Southern California), along with music business resources and guidance on YouTube.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road definitely hasn’t been smooth for me. I was young when I started my journey being creative within the music. I was in high school, 16 years old, absolutely clueless about everything. Things change so much in a short period of time. Can’t predict anything. Now looking at things, my main struggle was finding purpose. The only thing on my mind was being a big rap star, fame and being rich. Very immature mind state from the younger version of me. As I got older, I began to focus on my well being and standing on my principles because there are cats out there that would anything to get where they want. That never been my style.

Another struggle of mine was seeking validation, but that’s no longer a priority for me. Even though that’s a bit cliche because the music industry is based on validation, especially in this very numbers based industry in the current climate. And as a businessman, I understand that. But I spent too much time and energy trying to get a grasp of my hometown to get being me as a rapper when I knew my true value all long. I have the talent but that’s not enough. I had to get strategic, and form a business based on music production and still be equally as passionate.

Please tell us more about your work.
Aside from my affordable beats, I take pride in using my platforms to build confidence and keep aspiring musicians’ self-esteem up. I came along way from being a young rapper to a producer, now influencer and entrepreneur. I’m not “big time”, I can be reached out to, so I think a lot of the aspiring indie musician community can connect with me because we are at eye level. I’m still growing just like them and I let it be known. I built my business structure based on my experiences of this journey.

I spent a lot of time and thousands of dollars building my brand before I was legit, and I know how much it costs to fund this dream. From buying new equipment, traveling for shows, videos, production cost and more. This industry definitely breaks the bank. That’s why I make sure my service is indeed affordable. I offer free resources too. Making money feels good, but making a connection and helping someone feels better.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I would say right now. Starting an actual legal business based upon music production is probably my proudest moment. Definitely didn’t picture myself in this space. I thought I would only be a rapper. I came a long way. Brick by brick, I just been building this foundation. Without a team too, so I cannot afford to be unproductive. Gotta be on my game at all times. But my energy is right, I’m at peace, and I’m doing what I love. Every day I’m eager to grow. Life is good.

Pricing:

  • Unlimited Lease beat /$30
  • Beat Collab/$35
  • Private Consultation/$20
  • 1 on 1 MPC or FL Studio Tutoring sessions/$50-$130

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