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Roc Nation’s Jahlil Beats Is Legendary Status With “Legend Era 5”

June 9, 2020

Read the full interview on AllHipHop.com!

Jahlil Beats is a legendary producer in the rap game, and he deserves all his flowers. Signed to Roc Nation, the Philly native is responsible for some of hip-hop’s most timeless hits, from Meek Mill’s “Amen” featuring Drake to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N##ga” to Lloyd Banks’ “Jackpot.”

And let’s not forget his own critically-acclaimed Legend Era mixtapes that reel in all the dopest features from old school to new school.

Born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania, real name Orlando Tucker began producing at the young age of 11. With his dad being a producer, they had a home studio where Jahlil frequented, conjoining in the festivities of rapping and singing.

The day his father gave him FL Studio would change his life forever.

From there, he got hooked on making beats, eventually doing his own mixtapes with the hottest rappers in his city.

Producers wise, Jahlil always looked up to the likes of Swizz Beatz and Mannie Fresh.

In 2008, he met Meek Mill — the beginning of a decade-long working relationship and friendship. Aside from the endless plaques, last year Jahlil won a Grammy for his work on Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin.”

AllHipHop caught up with Jahlil Beats as he was promoting his latest release, Legend Era 5, which features artists like Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, Dave East, Future, Gucci Mane and others.

Jahil as driving home from his son’s birthday party, but he took some time to discuss how he got his start with Meek, winning a Grammy, giving back to his city, and more!

AllHipHop: Bring us back to when you met Meek Mill on Myspace in 2008.

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