Behind the Beats: Kane Beatz
When [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] and Kane Beatz got together on her Pink Friday debut, the results were undeniable. Besides crafting songs like the soul-baring “Dear Old Nicki” and braggadocious album opener “I’m the Best,” the Florida producer gave the Harajuku Barbie a smash single with “Super Bass.”
So it makes sense that just as Nicki the Ninja heads back into the studio to begin working on her follow-up, she’s tapped Kane for a beat or two.
“It’s crazy. We got one so far. She’s in L.A. goin’ crazy,” the platinum hitmaker told Mixtape Daily while he walked the black carpet at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards .
Kane, who is also working with Roscoe Dash and with Rick Ross on his upcoming God Forgives, I Don’t LP, revealed that Nicki is in the planning stages of her next album, so things could take awhile.
“She just started, so she’s really picking her music and picking the songs. She’s real selective,” he said. “She’ll pick all the beats before she even starts writing, so right now, we’re just getting music together, and it’s goin’ crazy right now.”
When working with Minaj, the “Bed Rock” producer focuses on presenting the Young Money star with hit records but also different types of beats that can allow her imagination to run wild.
“She wants hit records every time and she wants to be creative,” he said. “With Nicki, it’s more about getting the music right and leaving her the room to be creative and leaving her room to do her.”
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