Welcome! My name is Brad McCollum. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I lived in the Memphis area until I was 19 years old. I went through different stages of musical taste as a kid, but rap really stuck with me. As I grew up in my teens, I was heavily influenced by Three Six Mafia and other Memphis rappers. I would rap a little here and there with friends, but we never truly pursued anything.
During those same teenage years I ended getting a keyboard that I began to play around with. I never learned music theory or anything like that, but I could play music and songs that I heard by ear. A couple of songs that I learned that come to mind are “Rocky Top” which is the Tennessee Volunteers fight song (Go Vols!), and “Late Night Tip” by Three Six Mafia. From this point I was a big fan of music, and especially rap, but I never really pursued anything as a music/rap producer.
At age 19 I joined the United States Air Force. Up to this point I was attending the University of Memphis for an Engineering degree, but there were certain obstacles that kept me from truly applying myself there. So, me and a friend decided to join the military. It was in the military, when I was independent and on my own for once, that I began to actually try to make music. I started experimenting with FL Studio (Fruity Loops) and from there my interest was sparked. Since then I have never looked back. Making beats as a music producer has always been in my life ever since.
I always have had the dream of making music for a living (among other things), and I still believe. It’s a blessing and a gift to have the desire and ability to make music; to come up with sounds that gratify the ears and the heart.
I am blessed and I am thankful!
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Oh yeah, here’s a track I did featuring the Memphis rapper, Juicy J: