When I started Beatbox Guru, my main idea was to create a resource for deep beatboxing knowledge. I’ve seen hundreds of interviews along the same lines: “Hi, my name is … I’ve started beatboxing … Here’s my latest freestyle …” When people want to learn about how to become a beatbox champion, specific questions need to be asked. This is what I do in my in-depth interviews.
My status in the beatbox community (yeah I said it!) gives my access to a huge range of beatboxers from all over the world. The long interviews that I had privilage to do so far included Killa Kela, Roxorloops, Michael Winslow, Bee Low and many others.
Which questions to ask?
I ask questions that any beatbox apprentice should ask — How do you practise? What are your goals? How do you win battles? How do you work on breathing? How do you remember your beatbox routines? What are your ways to work with the audience? How do you find beatboxing work? How do you push your name forward in the community?
The list is of course not complete and I always follow the flow of the conversation and try to find as many interesting details as possible.
The videos at beatbox.guru are for Edutainment — education + entertainment. Watch and take notes, work on your style and learn from the wisdom of the beatbox gurus!
I plan to visit more and more beatbox events in the world, starting of course with the World Champs in Berlin — so far I’ve been to every edition and it’s been great! During the 2015 World Champs I will do a lot more filming and maybe a bit less partying (nahh) to bring you guys tons of beatboxing knowledge. The YouTube channel will explode after May 2015!
What is the Beatbox Guru mission for 2015?
- publish one video every week, so at least 52 videos on BeatboxGuruVid youtube channel
- go to at least 2–3 major beatbox events — feel free to invite me 🙂
- film lots of beatbox jams, freestyles, guru props, etc.
- publish all of my unpublished beatbox videos — #guruthrowback
- build a worldwide community of support and friendship
I hope you guys enjoy the videos and if you got any questions or interview suggestions, please ask me on Twitter!