Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Killer Bee – “Otaku” (Release)

Press play on New York beatmaker Killer Bee, as he just recently dropped a full-length project in Otaku. Press play and read more about the project below, including a lot of his inspiration, and hit this link to download the tape in full.


My name is Killer Bee and I’m a 23-year-old hip-hop producer from the New York metropolitan area.

My new lo-fi hip hop beat tape ‘Otaku’ is influenced by a variety of great hip hop instrumentalists, including Knxwledge and Devonwho. It is also inspired by animes like Mob Psycho 100, albums like Frank Ocean’s Blonde, genres like Jazz and Future, Jazz artists like John Klemmer, funk artists like George Duke, R&B artists like Xscape and plenty more things.

The album consists of 13 tracks and features an interlude by MSFTSrep member dylAn. Each download also comes with a .txt letter explaining the inspiration behind the album and a .txt file detailing the samples used. I took the summer off to study beatmaking and this is the culmination of that effort. I would watch videos for seven hours a day every day of the week, and probably watched upwards of 300 hours of video tutorials.

I named the album ‘Otaku’ to poke fun at myself and my love for anime/Japan. It also falls in line with Lofi Hip Hop’s obsession with the anime aesthetic. I also wanted to explore the stigma behind it and question its definition. I don’t think people should judge each other so harshly.

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