If artists are the heart of hip-hop, producers are the brains. Those, like Stevieknocks, have the creative vision to deliver the best beats to their clientele.
Stevie Hammock is a Lynwood California producer that has pulled the strings behind many hits within the music industry. Being raised in Compton, California he grew up on legends like Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Diddy, Dr Dre and Nelly among others. They played an important role in influencing his direction in music production. He would spend days on end perfecting his craft when a friend heard his work in the studio. Blown away by the sound, his response, “Stevie that knocks bro” was the birth of Stevie’s producer alias, Stevieknocks.
Over his time building his career, he would elevate to the point of working alongside major artists like Fivio Foreign, Chris Brown, Strick from Ysl, Og Maco, Billyracxx, Christian Royce, Devon Terrell, Famous Dex and Lil Hbk among others. Moving to Hollywood for a better environment outside the negative energy in Compton, Stevieknocks has been expanding his reach over the past 10 years. This took him into higher industry ranks, getting support and love from artists like Nelly and advice from O.T. Genasis that pushed him to challenge himself to be innovative and original.
Stevieknocks has developed the ability to cook up a fire beat based on any idea an artist may have. When building a beat from scratch without any predetermined concepts, Stevieknocks lets the vibe of the moment inspire his creativity. His process has made him a rare breed in the hip-hop community for his unique style that doesn’t mimic other producers nor utilize kits or loops that make up the core sound of everyone else. Currently he’s focused on projects with one of Houston’s finest rappers, Billyracxx who has been buzzing with his recent Stevieknocks produced single, “Big Steppa.” With the track going so crazy on the airwaves, Stevieknocks will be taking the helm as the producer of 4 more of his tracks scheduled for release during the year.
Stevieknocks is on his grind and is the producer to check out. Follow his work online and support the Lynwood California native.
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His love for hip-hop/rap music and writing was discovered in his years at High School, and the rest is as they say, history. Wimana’s passion for journalism and writing would lead to him releasing several creative projects personally, as well as provide writing services professionally for clients globally.
He has written and curated content for various blogs and websites with his unique writing style, and continues to expand his arsenal to give readers the best experience through his work.