At first sight, India Got Them Beats may appear to be another teenage beat maker looking to make it out. “Mommy, India got them beats,” her producer tag transitions. However, take a deep look and you’ll find a young, talented producer from Central Florida. India has been producing since the age 11, taking influence from Zaytoven and Polo Boy Shawty, and since then, has been building an internet presence unlike her competitors.
India is most-known for her production for the likes of YoungBoy Never Broke Again, NLE Choppa, and Quando Rondo. Last year, India landed a placement on YoungBoy’s Realer album, producing the opening track “Survivor.” Other works include rising acts Yungeen Ace, 510 J Green, and Yung Bleu.
Most recently, India produced Mozzy’s “Winning” featuring Lil Poppa off his forthcoming album, Internal Affairs. The track was originally sent to Lil Poppa, the Jacksonville, Florida rapper propelled to new heights following his breakout single “1-228-Evergreen.” The two previously collaborated on “No More” from Poppa’s 2019 project Under Investigation 2, which India has production credits on as well. As India details: “they had a session together and then boom.”
Malc: Who is India Got Them Beats? Where are you from?
India: I’m a 16-year-old female producer, straight out of Florida. To be specific Iʼm from Central Florida. Sumter County to be exact. Like 99% of the world doesnʼt even know that place exists.
Malc: As far as presence, there are a very slew amount of female producers who are making noise. Do you feel like thereʼs a lot of pressure on you?
India: Kind of. I get told Iʼm up next all the time. I turn heads and make people look in awe when I tell them what I do. Iʼm expected to be a lawyer or somewhere in the medical field just because Iʼm a female.
Malc: Florida is the home of prominent rappers such as Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, wifisfuneral, and now rising emcee Teejay3k. Can you describe whatʼs it like seeing all of them grow into successful artists?
India: It gives me a good feeling. Florida has DJ Khaled, [Rick] Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, and etc. But for a long time, I felt like we were slept on. Folks donʼt really understand the culture.
Malc: I bet they all feel dumb for not taking advantage of that now. Are there any beatmakers that inspired you to produce?
India: Yes. Watching Zay and Polo Boy Shawty at 11 pretty much got me up and out of my bed and right into my laptop. I was a huge Metro and Southside fan too. Dubba AA and DJ Swift helped inspired my official sound though.
Malc: Speaking of production, what was your first major placement?
India: My first major placement was with NBA YoungBoy (“Survivor” from 2018’s Realer). I had placements beforehand but they werenʼt as big.
Malc: That’s amazing, YoungBoy is one of the more consistent rappers these days. Do you have any dream collaborations, between both producers and artists?
India: Of course, for the artist side, I would actually like to collaborate with DaBaby, Kodak [Black], or Lil Baby. For producers, most definitely London on da Track or Metro [Boomin’].
Malc: Recently, you landed a placement on Mozzyʼs “Winning” off his forthcoming album, Internal Affairs. How did that collaboration come about?
India: I actually sent the beat in for Lil Poppa. Poppa is an upcoming artist from Jacksonville. They had a session together and then boom.
Malc: what are your plans for 2019?
India: Hopefully, earn plaques, give back, work with more artists, and a lot more producers. Probably even release a few drum or MIDI kits.
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