03 July 2011
Behind the Beats: Osurek Bertop
First and foremost who is Osurek Bertop and where do you reside?
Osurek Bertop is from Tokyo Japan. Osurek is like a pure music man. I like HipHop, beats and other music. Simply I love music especially HipHop music.
How long have you been making beats?
About 4 years.
What beatmakers do you model your production after?
I wanna be a legendary producer who has a lot of influence like Premier, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, and another dope producers. Dedicating tons of music and have supporters, that is it.
Describe your beatmaking process.
I listen to the sampling source from my record collection. Put the samples into the Native Instruments Maschine and sequence in it. Then I mix it.
Do you listen to other music genres outside of hiphop?
Jazz, Soul. Rock, Electro, Bossa...
What are your goals and aspirations in regards to being a beatmaker?
I maintain to create dope music till I die. Keep my style. Collaborate with a lot of legendary rappers and influence people.
Are there any emcees that you would like to work with?
Oh man, So many rappers...Mos Def, MED, MF DOOM, Talib Kweli, Common.... hahaha sorry lol
How can the masses stay in contact with you?
email@example.com - Osurek SoundCloud
If you would like to ask me a question or collaborate with me, send me e-mail first!
Recently you released a project called Ossmatic. What inspired you to created the project?
There are two reasons why I decided to begin this project. Recently, the rapper Elzhi released a free album called ELmatic and the concept revolves around remaking a classic. I was so interested and influenced. I always think that 90's classics are like magic (the rap style and beats are so tight). So I made up my mind to dedicate my energy to the classic album.
Another reason is that I LOVE beat making. Every beatmaker has a different imagination for their own beat I think. I wondered what would happen if I remade Illmatic. So I decided to remake it.
Osurek Bertop - Ossmatic Mixtape
Any Final Thoughts?
I appreciate all of the supporters and the beat heads. I'm glad to be here and appreciate the love.
Thanks, P! Thanks y'all!