Kymani Lewis, also known by his stage name, Prod. By K-Money, is a rising Boynton Beach, Florida music producer and songwriter with an ear for production in R&B and Hip-Hop. Music has been a part of Lewis’ life for the better part of 11 years, but he did not get into songwriting until five years ago. With a few projects in the works and a full-length project in the works, Prod. By K-Money is one producer to look out for.

Q: What is your full name/stage name?

A: My full name is Kymani Lewis, my stage name is Prod. By K-Money.

Q: How long has music been a part of your life?

A: Music has been a part of my life for close to 11 years.

Q: Did you know that you always wanted to do music?

A: Honestly no. I knew I had a talent for it but I never imagined that I’d be pursuing it as a career.

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born on April 9th, 1998, in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Q: Where do you currently reside?

A: I currently live in Boynton Beach.

Q: Are you currently a student? If so, where?

A: Yes, at Florida Atlantic University.

Q: What are some of your best accomplishments from 2017 and how do you plan to make 2018 better?

A: Improving my sound, as well as being apart of so many songs have been my greatest accomplishments this year. In 2018 I plan on staying more focused and releasing a lot more music than I have this year. I want to be everywhere.

Q: Were there any moments in your life where you had setbacks in your career? How did you overcome these setbacks?

A: To be honest I still face some setbacks, but not necessarily in my career. Being surrounded by negativity was a setback for me, and towards the end of the year it started taking its toll on me mentally. So I’ve been off social media for the most part in order to cleanse my mind, and take the time to focus on music with no distractions.

Q: How would you describe the growth of your skills, from the time you started until now?

A: My skills have definitely grown tremendously since the time I started. Back in 2012 when I first started producing, I had no knowledge of how to produce or at that point how to play the piano. The only skills I had musically were with drumming. Since then, I taught myself how to use FL Studio, Pro Tools, how to play the piano, and the bass. In the last year I’d say that my sound has gotten a lot more refined and I feel more confident in my abilities. Speaking of skills, when it comes to releasing music, you don’t have to spend thousands on visiting a producer if you can’t afford it. That’s an option, but you could also looking into using companies like Mr Mix and master to help you achieve the results you’re after.

Q: How long have you been songwriting?

A: I’ve been songwriting for 5 years.

Q: What is the best process, to you, about songwriting?

A: Sitting down with the beat on repeat with no other distractions is the best process to me. Also trying not to overthink what you want to talk about is key as well.

Q: Have you written songs for just yourself or other artists as well?

A: I used to write songs for myself, but now it’s for other artists. I did a bit of writing on “Goodbye” and on another song I recorded with another artist last week

Q: What can you tell us about your latest single “She Want”?

A: That song is one of my favorites, my brother Ntrlmusic snapped on it.

Q: What was the process behind creating this single?

A: I had that beat since early October and it was just sitting in the vault and I was thinking “I gotta get someone on this”. I posted a snippet on my Instagram story and my bro Ntrlmusic hit me up interested in using it. I sent it over to him, and he had lyrics written the same day. It got recorded a few weeks later and the rest is history.

Q: What is your favorite piece of equipment to use?

A: Not necessarily a piece of equipment, but I love using FL Studio for production. To me it’s very straightforward and easy to use and get the hang of. A lot of producers look at it like “wow it’s basic” but it’s powerful if you know how to use it well, and that goes for any production software.

Q: Are you working on any major projects?

A: I’m working on a few right now, one of them I really can’t wait for everyone to hear.

Q: How would you describe the music that you make?

A: Most of my music is R&B oriented, but I produce Rap as well.

Q: Who are some of your musical inspirations?

A: Noah “40” Shebib, Timbaland, Gravez, Boi-1da, Bizness Boi, 6LACK, and Khalid. Each of them inspires me in a different way.

Q: What’s in your current music rotation?

A: There’s too much to name them all, but lately I’ve had DVSN, The Neighbourhood, 6LACK, Belly, and Miguel.

Q: If you could describe the future of your music in one word, how would you describe it?

A: Incredible.

Q: What advice would you give to those who are working towards being a music producer?

A: Expect to put a lot of time and effort into it. It’s not something that you can master overnight, it takes time to learn the software that you’re going to use and learning how to use it well.

Q: What is some ultimate goals for yourself and your career?

A: I’m hoping to chart on billboard and work with more artists locally, and work with bigger artists.

Q: Who are your inspirations?

A: Non-musical inspirations would be Elon Musk and Barack Obama.

Q: What goals do you hope to achieve in 2018? What are some things you want to accomplish/do in 2018?

A: I hope to drop my first full length in 2018, as well as making my name known locally.

Q: Is there anything you would like your supporters to know?

A: Thank you for sticking with me for this long, new music is coming soon, I promise.

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