When Murda Beatz says music is a young man’s game, believe him. The self-taught 28-year-old, Grammy-nominated, Canadian trap prodigy has pictures of himself banging on drums when he was four years old. Born Shane Lee Lindstrom, from Fort Erie, Ontario, Murda Beatz became one of the most sought-after producers in the music industry. He has production credits on the #1 song in the world in 2018, Drake’s “Nice For What,” which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks, writing credit on Polo G’s #1 “Rapstar,” as well as the triple-platinum Migos single “Motorsport” featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B—plus over 20 platinum and multi-platinum singles by artists ranging from Drake, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Migos and more. Murda also produced the record “Have Mercy” by Chloe, which went #1 on Rhythmic and Urban Radio
At 16, Murda was drawn to Chicago’s drill scene, and reached out to Glory Boys Entertainment, home of Chief Keef and Lil Durk just as that wave was breaking. He began sending them beats and would eventually travel to Chicago to work with this crew that was pioneering the new sound of music. Before long he was locking in with Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo of the Grammy-nominated rap trio Migos, on records that would shape pop culture.
Murda has since taken hip-hop by storm having produced on 9 Grammy-nominated albums (6 in one year) and over 20 Billboard #1 albums. He also has achieved the accolade of Top 5 writers on the Billboard Songwriters Chart, had the highest selling drum kit on Splice with the “Bandemic” Splice pack, dropped a revolutionary plug-in called “Murda Melodies” on SlateDigital.com, released two collectible toys with KidRobot, created a meditation playlist on the Headspace app, sold out a “Baby Murda” NFT drop in under 24 hours, became co-founder of beverage company Psychedelic Water, and was Grammy Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album with “Positions” by Ariana Grande. Alongside his work with chart-topping artists, Murda has released two solo projects - 2016’s Keep God First, and 2018’s Bless Yo Trap with rapper Smokepurpp, along with most recent single “One Shot” feat. Blxst & Wale. He is growing his brand exponentially into sectors such as DJing and gaming. To add to his extensive resume, Murda has graced the covers of Numero Berlin, Sniffers and Status Magazine and has been featured in publications from The New York Times and Forbes 30 under 30 to Highsnobiety, Entertainment Weekly, Paper Magazine, Schön Magazine and many more.
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