“I’m just a fresh sound. I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel, just putting my twist on it.”
Jarvis ‘Beat Beast’ Kibble is a prime example of what can be accomplished no matter where you come from or what your surroundings are. Born and raised in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood on the Southside of Houston, Texas, Jarvis’ works have transcended beyond his city and landed nationwide onto some of hip-hop’s most popular tracks. So far, Jarvis has produced music for artists such as Z-Ro, J-Dawg, Rick Ross, Mos Def, Gillie da Kid, Big Sean, and Kanye West to name a few.
The self-proclaimed ‘man of many talents’, Jarvis is confident that he can achieve any task he puts his mind to. He was introduced to music when his grandmother bought him a keyboard for Christmas unexpectedly. The rest is history. He has been producing music professionally for ten years now; plenty of time for him to experience his share of ups and downs in his profession. From run-ins with local authorities to dealing with shady dudes in the industry to fathering his children at a young age, he has seen a lot. “It helps me become a better producer and person to have to overcome these situations”. What keeps him focused and pushing forward? “First, prayer. Second, being positive and staying focused on my goals and not letting my emotions take over my business” says Kibble.
Kibble’s musical influences include MC Hammer, Michael Jackson, and Bone Thugs N Harmony. His favorite producers are Mannie Fresh, DJ Toomp, Polow Da Don, Just Blaze, and Dr. Dre. While he doesn’t strive to imitate any one, he says his sound is familiar to what is heard on the radio today. He gets a lot of his melodies from the music of his favorite artists and producers. His sound is unique and he incorporates influences from his past into the music he makes today. He surely has an ear for good music, which is evident in his production.
As far as the current state of hip-hop Kibble says, “Right now is a good time for music”. He thinks that the time for artists who want to bring quality hip-hop back is now, and they are getting a chance to bring back the raw talent that fans love. He also feels that more of the underground talent needs to be exposed on the commercial level.
Kibble is committed to giving back to his community and providing his neighborhood’s youth with opportunities that they would not have otherwise. He is a member of the Mason organization, and he also works with the Houston Beat Shop teaching kids how to make music in the studio.
Equipped with an already impressive resume, Jarvis is still working to increase his buzz and is getting ready to launch a major internet marketing campaign. He is currently working on mixtape with Mannie Fresh and also working on the upcoming Cruel Winter project with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew. You can also hear his work on Streetdude Flench’s ‘iPod White’ featuring Big Pokey and J-Dawg. He has high expectations for himself in the future and hopes to land a top 10 hit on the Billboard charts. With his work ethic and his connections, he is well on his way. Definitely be on the lookout for Jarvis ‘Beat Beast’ Kibble…he is here to stay.
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