Making A Trap Beat(YouTube)
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Merk, a.k.a. Niki Ligon is a 20 year old rap phenom. Growing up until the present day in a town called Belton,SC which has a population thats not big at all, in early 2005 merk and former group members formed a record label known as Get Money Ent. that merk has taken full ownership of. He took the rap scene by storm in 2008 and currently believes the same is going to happen in 2009 as well with smash hits that are in the making at this moment in time, the radio hits that have been produced in the past by yours truely were called "Can't Explain " and also "Make Dem Mad" and also "Camelot The Area ft. Antonio Rice(Boss of Bmp). The songs are still sung by people daily and still in rotation in various places. Now back to my bio, little did people know that that the guy he started out in the game as Young Merk would become what he is today going my Merk aka Dat Boy Genius. "Can't Explain" surpassed 20,000 plays, "Make Dem Mad" totaled 13,000 Plays, and "Camelot The Area" did its thang with 18,000 plays in 2008 before merk took them all down because of many myspace difficulties, but that is very rare from an artist around that area to be workin with those numbers so fast. In 2009 his hit single " Can't Explain" was played 98.1 and was played atleast 10 to 12 times in one night and got the same reaction from many radio stations in Anderson, Atlanta, Florida, Ohio, and also many internet radio stations. Merk is very open about his thoughts of music and about the state of hip-hop, and he is also always optimistic about everything. He is always open for collabs right now since he is not signed at this moment but affiliated with alot of major names, and major people makin major moves such as Chops of KT Ent(Manager), Yung Daze of Collipark Music, Promise & Threatz of Red Dirt Ent, O' Vakseen from Slip n Slide Rec, 4-4 Water of Jake Rec, K-Trik-e of KT Ent, C-Cann(Promoter), Moss & Boss of Bmp,Asasn Escobar Aka Yung Asasn of Nu Breed, D-Mo Da King & Killa C of Get Money ent.(Merk's label), and thats just to name a few, and he is always looking for live shows, and always looking to talk to new artists, dj's, producers, and a&r's about his music. Feel free to give him constructive criticism on his comment section, but please keep it 100 and clean, otherwise it will be deleted immediately. FOR COLLABS, SEND SONGS WITH A VERSE OPEN TO email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org & FOR LIVE SHOWS just send a message and he will get back to you and for all your other QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, COMMENT HIM! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Why this name?
It is my rap name so i chose to keep it simple and use that
Do you play live?
yeah all the time
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
makes it easier to contact the artists about orders and everything else
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
yeah if the money right
ryan leslie, pete rock, timberland, dr. dre, jemaine dupri, lil jon, p. diddy
in the studio
m-audio keyboard, 10 channel mixer, reason, fruity loops 8,9,10, protools m-powered 9, and thats about it....well alot of sound packs and vst's and i got my own presets and sound kit so ask me about it!!!!
Dat Boy Genius