|Like Bruce Banner being bombarded by gamma rays, something happens to hip hop producer NeMo when he becomes fully engulfed in the beats made in his laboratory. As he pieces together the latest addition to the thousands of creations he's made over the past decade, he feels a transformation akin to an out-of-body experience, and he comes out of with a whole different persona - an alter ego entitled IMAKEMADBEATS.|
The enigmatic, faceless man behind the boards has built his reputation on an obsessive dedication to his craft, a mad scientist-like approach to tweaking samples, drums, and live instruments, and a signature sound that's put listeners in the emergency room with severely broken necks. With cracking drums, sinewy synths and basslines, and an imaginative ear for samples, IMAKEMADBEATS is both a rapper's producer and a producer's producer, following in the footsteps of influences such as DJ Premier, J. Dilla, and illMIND.
While most people first became aware of IMAKEMADBEATS from his 2009 collaborative project The Transcontinental with Oxnard rhyme-slinger Roc C (a project that featured the likes of Oh No, Rapper Big Pooh, Rakaa Iriscience, and Chino XL), the story of the demented hip hop recluse runs much deeper.
''I've been a 'take it apart and put it back together' person all my life,'' NeMo says. ''I spent four years reading manuals to machines that I didn't even have, just to figure out the science behind them.''
''At some point, I realized that whenever I heard a ridiculously dope beat, my face would scrunch up like a raisin, as if I was mad,'' NeMo says. ''I knew then that that is the type of feeling that I'm trying to make people feel whenever I hear my music.''