Most elders are disgusted or perplexed by trap music, but 72-year-old Arthur Dubois is a big fan. In fact, Dubois is so into the culture that he began making beats as a hobby about six years ago.
The hobbyist beatmaker brought his work to a studio near his South Side Chicago home to let producer Andre “Add-2” Daniels critique them Monday. According to BuzzFeed News, Daniels was apprehensive at first and told Dubois the studio was “for the youth.” However, he relented after witnessing the grandfather’s sincerity.
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“When I heard his music I was in complete disbelief because you wouldn’t expect him to make this style of music, to be able to do it well, and to appreciate it as music, where sometimes our elders don’t see it as music,” Daniels said.
Bruh!! Today I met a 72yr old producer who makes TRAP MUSIC!! He said the doctor told him to stay in the house but instead of wasting away he used the time to teach himself how to produce beats. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 I'M SO INSPIRED!!! pic.twitter.com/10XIuH8vDe— Add-2 (@ADD2theMC) March 5, 2019
The music was so fire that Daniels called in a few of his homies and recorded their stunned reactions.
Another one pic.twitter.com/thc6Hy04Xx— Add-2 (@ADD2theMC) March 5, 2019
After Daniels shared the clips on Twitter, Dubois won many new fans, including artists who are eager to collaborate with him.
00:58 .... that drop pic.twitter.com/KLbZLL3h1k— OCEAN (@OCEAN_STATE) March 5, 2019
Haha SUPER DOPE! God Bless him I love it— Bianca Shawcy (@BiancaShawMusic) March 5, 2019
Bro I've tried making beats so many times and never got close to this talent 🔥🔥— Cleophus' White Knight (@YoehzerMessy) March 5, 2019
This is proof to me that there is time. I’m at that age where I feel like I need to be doing everything NOW or I’m failing.— Trev© (@_FatDiary) March 6, 2019
This man has been teaching himself this since his late 60s and he BANGS!
There is time! #InspirationInEverything
This is beyond inspiration. Awesome post famz. Rock out OG. 😉👌👏👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏🎧🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶— DJ MR PHANTASTIK (@djmrphantastik) March 5, 2019
@yehme2music collab— lina abascal (@linalovesit) March 5, 2019
Hey I don't mind working with him he's proof that debunks the age stigmas our society has. Salute.— Artist Steve Biko (@stevebikoartist) March 5, 2019
If you’re interested in following his journey, Daniels helped his new friend set up a Twitter account.
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