Well I've been making music since I was like 12 years old, I used to dabble in ambient noise, then moved on to drum and bass for a while before switching completely to rap beats. I love mixing different genres together and hope that people can notice that in my beats. 3
I've played DJ sets in front of people at least 100 times, I love it. Rapping in front of a crowd is fun as well, this really helps me with all my anxiety, stress etc.
Rap beats wise definitely MF DOOM, Metro Boomin and Southside.