Kenny Beats: Behind the Boards

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Kenny Beats: Behind the Boards

With an uncanny ability to tailor a beat to an artist’s real persona, Connecticut-born Kenny Beats has become one of hip-hop’s A-list producers. His deep-dive studio sessions solve puzzles in the mind’s eye of a lyricist; “DIET_” thumps in a way that enables Denzel Curry’s off-kilter madness and humor to shine. And he crafts an operatic beat for “holy terrain” that fits FKA twigs’ mystique as much as it does Future’s stoic bravado.