Hip hop artist and music producer – “BeatzSpeak”– was born on the Island of Guam but also resided in the Bay Area for 12 years. Currently back and living in Guam since ’08, BeatzSpeak is still on the grind to establish himself as one of Hip Hop’s premiere hitters.
Having started since the young age of 15, he has been involved with music in one way or another. Things began to get serious during collaborative efforts with Perry Borja, whom he considers a huge mentor in his life. BeatzSpeak (known as “Lyrical J” at the time), had his music played in rotation at local radio stations and performed everywhere on the island. Eventually, music production came into play and BeatzSpeak began his role of producing and performing his own records.
At 19, he moved to the Bay Area where he lived for 12 years. During his stay, he was a part of a dope hip hop group that did major work on the underground scene. Today, all the other members are doing it real big in the music scene and are finally getting recognition for all the hard work put in throughout the years. The son of BeatzSpeak, Isaiah Castro (Bay Area Artist) has also involved himself with music and opened up shows for major artists such as MIMS, Hieroglyphics, E40, Andre Nickatina, and Devin the Dude, among others.
In 2008, BeatzSpeak moved back to his roots, Guam, and decided to push through and make it from where he was born. Always collaborating with his son Isaiah on many projects now and into the future, he also stays productive entering online competitions for producers or for artists. Just recently in a producer contest, he placed 46th out of over 1200 producers in a Beatstars sponsored event “Remix-My-Hit 2 / Crooked I - YODO.” Soon afterwards as an artist, he won the Hudson and Guam sponsored event “Mic-Hog #1 / Life’s A Struggle.” At the current time, BeatzSpeak is entered as an artist into another Beatstars event “Song Star 3” in which Beatstars and Hip-Hop DX combined forces. This time, BeatzSpeak collaborates with hit beat-maker Havoc from Mobb Deep.
Looking ahead, BeatzSpeak feels that good music speaks for itself and stands the test of time. He believes that if he creates good quality music, the audience will take notice and vibe with it regardless of where he makes music from. Feeling the need to represent his island, you will constantly hear the name “Guam” being referred to in many of his verses.
In closing, BeatzSpeak states that “We’re all here for a purpose, and along with my kids, I know this music thing is my purpose…Much LOVE to all the support during this grind.”