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Feature: JetsonMade On Being A Hit Record Magnet and ‘Boy Meet Beats’ Academy




At only 26, JetsonMade has already established an extensive catalog of smash-hits that can rival that of a legendary producer. The Grammy-nominated hitmaker has produced platinum-selling records including “Suge” and “Bop” by DaBaby, “What’s Poppin” by Jack Harlow, “Start With Me” by Roddy Ricch and Gunna, “Vette Motors” by NBA Youngboy, “It’s Giving” by Latto, and many more. His unique ability to produce compelling beats and galvanize the collaborative support of a versatile array of prominent artists has underscored his place as a young pioneer in the music industry. JetsonMade’s work has climbed the Billboard 100 charts and earned him two Grammy nominations.  

The multi-platinum selling producer also has a keen eye for entrepreneurship. The BoyMeetSpace Academy provides an accessible opportunity for rising music producers to gain the foundational business and production acumen to go the distance in their respective careers. Through the program, JetsonMade and the BoyMeetSpace label have created an incubator that invests critical resources and tools for the burgeoning wave of creatives in the music community. The academy, exclusively owned and operated by JetsonMade, marks the producer’s newest, independent endeavor, further diversifying his entrepreneurial portfolio. 

The program’s first course, BoyMeetBeats, will be available in three different tiers. The On-Demand version provides access to the full video-based program, written exercises, bonus resources, and access to the free community on the BoyMeetSpace Discord. Tier two is the On-Demand and Producer Network version. This gives access to the full video-based program,, written exercises, bonus resources, and access to the Exclusive BoyMeetSpace Academy community on the BoyMeetSpace Discord.   

Lastly, the premium version includes everything in the On-Demand program, plus participation in a live learning cohort led by an experienced producer, an Exclusive space within the BoyMeetSpace  community, and weekly lessons from jetsonmade and other high-profile producers. He is joined by award-winning producers Tay Keith, WondaGurl, and Pooh Beatz for the premium tier which has a limited availability of seats.  

Terzel Ron caught up with JetsonMade to discuss his highly decorated career, entrepreneurial ventures, and his favorite records that he produced.

You have a lot going on right now. Talk to me about the journey of Boy Meets Beats Academy. How did that all come about? 

It was a collective thing. Just a lot of different people, upcoming producers reaching out for tips and just random producer questions. 
It would be people like my mom and my other family members. They had friends with kids who wanted to produce and stuff like that. So, I started talking to them to help. We just thought it would be a super good idea to kind of create something that answers a lot of the typical questions that I get in one platform, and educate them a little bit further with that. 

So that’s where the whole academy idea came from. You had the foresight to make it sort of an educational course

I mean, yeah, that makes it sound technical, but really it was just something that I know that I want to put myself back in, like an upcoming producer informative, but people that I look up to active, because a lot of people who do courses and stuff like that, you know what I’m saying? 
 People who are not really in the mix of what’s going on. So I just felt like it would be good to come from me.

You produce a whole lot of stuff. So when people think about being a producer, they want to hear it from someone like you. Like, ‘Is LeBron teaching me how to play basketball right now as my coach, or is it just a random gym teacher?’


A lot of people always give advice. But you figured, “let me make a course that people can actually pay attention to.” I feel like that entrepreneurial approach is something most people wouldn’t be able to do.

I found the right people to execute it with the majority of the actual course. And the structure of that came from being sought after. People kept reaching out for me to do panels, lectures, whatever. 
I’ve been talking for a long, long time about doing some sort of course. Right. I like courses in high schools that are like production courses. And so we talked about finding a way to either restart that at his high school, or revamp it or whatever. 

So when people kept hitting us up for him to do guest lectures and stuff like that, it just kind of made sense. And I know he had been wanting to do this for a long time, so we partnered with Cafe Media to kind of build out the course. 

Tell me about finding that partnership with Cafe Media. Were they someone who approached you? 

Ben has a super great relationship with them. He was the plug.

 He made it all come together. 

I feel like, as a producer, you kind of have that entrepreneurial mindset built in already because of all the relationships that you have to build in order to make songs come to complete fruition. What has been your favorite part of your journey so far as a producer? 

I ain’t gonna lie. My favorite part is buying laptops. I love buying laptops. That was, like, the best part, of course. Like, you know, you go platinum, build war, that’s regular. 
That’s not even regular, but it’s just, like the only thing that beat all of that was, like, being able to just go get a new laptop when I really want to. I had to grind up so much to buy laptops and stuff, like to make beats. 

So it was like when I could do it casually, it just felt good. The first day I went platinum, I went and bought another laptop and just was like, ‘all right, Mom, I’m going to make beats on this laptop platinum again.’ 
And I bought another one. That was like, the best experience for me. That was the best experience on my journey for me. 

That kind of sounds like you won the NBA championship, and instead of celebrating too long, you get right back in the gym that night to keep practicing.

Yes. I want to upgrade and go for better each time. 
And to be honest, even with this course, it was super good because we just recently got a studio here in Atlanta. So I was coming to the studio, like, at night and stuff like that, but when we had to shoot the course, we actually shot it at the studio. 
So it had me up here early, but just coming up here early kind of, like, motivated me a little bit more because I’m like, I forgot how I feel to be in the studio super early. 9, 10 A.M. So that was super good. 
I just felt like, man, I can’t be telling folks to go, ‘do this, do that,’ and I’m not doing this. It was good for me, too. 

There are a lot of other producers that helped you with this venture of Boy Meet Beats Academy. You got Wonder Girl, Tay Keith, and a few more. What was it like approaching them to help out with the idea?

It was just like calling the homies. Especially with Tay, because it was like my first producer friend, for real. He helped me when I did my first publishing deal. He gave me a lot of free game when I was coming into the game. 

That’s the right person to talk to. 

Yeah. So it was pretty normal, actually. Just a phone call. 

Let’s take it back a little bit. When you were coming up as a producer, who are some of the people in the field that you were looking at?

Ryan Leslie. He used to have, like, blogs on YouTube a lot. Timbaland. Because when I was downloading little drum kits and stuff, it was always Timbo who had, like, crazy sounds and drum kits. Sonny Beats too. Legend. I always used to like Sunny Beats. And he was always like, ahead of the wave. 
And he always brought up new artists. 

Your first placement was in 2015 with Slaughter King. Yeah. Tell me what that was like, because that was right before 21 got really hot.

That’s before a lot of shit. What was that like? I was in college, but I remember I was in the cafeteria. I couldn’t eat. I’m like, ‘man, I’m going to leave. I’m going to drop out. I’m going to drop out.’ 
Because this at the time, 21 was coming up. And a couple of days before that, I was like, ‘man, it would be crazy if I just get one on it.’ 
So it was like, what if I’m on the mixtape? I just remember like, came out. So I’m like, I’m going to eat lunch and then I’m going to go in the car, listen to everybody start calling me, text me like, ‘yo, you got one on 21 tape!’

So you didn’t initially know you would be on Slaughter King? 

Yeah, on God. This is Slaughter King tape. Slaughter King. So Slaughter Tape had already dropped. It was like, this one, he’s gonna be, like, the hottest on the underground scene. 

The tape that made 21, like, I was on it, but it came from Young Nudy, because one of my buddies was hanging with them, and I was sending Nudy a lot of beats. 
I probably send Nudy every beat that I had made at that point, because this one before, I had really mastered making beats well. So I maybe had like, seven to ten beats. 

What was your production system at this time? 

Logic. I was on Logic Pro 9. I just sent Nudy a lot of beats. And then I guess he ended up playing them for 21, and he ended up putting a song I produced on the tape. 

So you didn’t know 21 at this point? 

No. But I knew Nudy? I feel like he needs more shine. But this was like we got, like, my first that, like, song six that I ended up doing him in, like, 2018. That was, like, my first. Single. For real, like, with that magnitude. 

What was it called? 

Zone Six. Zone Six. And 2018 ended up putting, like, Future in Black and Remixed and stuff like that. 

What was your first song that made you realize, ‘all right, I’m on now?’ 

In the stage as a producer, every step, you get closer to where you want to go. At least with me personally, I was like, ‘okay, I’m on this level of producing now.’ 

After Slaughter King dropped, you’re now one of the hottest new producers. Did everyone reach out to you at that point? Was it that type of vibe? 

Not exactly. See, that was the crazy part. I started realizing, I’m still in college at the time. So I was like, man, I spend a lot of my time in college. I was in Charleston, South Carolina. The next year, like that next summer, when it was time to get out of school, I ended up just moving back to Columbia, South Carolina, and I just never went back to school. But that was kind of like the start of my journey, where I was putting everything into producing.

So you’re just like, this is my passion. I’m gonna throw everything in this shit. 

Yeah, but to answer your question, people didn’t necessarily come to me after that. It really wasn’t, like, the biggest song on the tape, so it didn’t really matter. That actually kind of gave me motivation because I’m like, ‘man, I don’t want to lean on that.’ 
I didn’t really have more placements coming up that I knew about. I’m not really plugged in. I’m like, ‘I need to keep working, but I need to get out of school. I need to fully focus on producing.’ It definitely was the start of my journey. 

What was it like when you were trying to make connections in South Carolina? 

Did anybody help you with that? 

Yeah, a lot of people were helping me out. Every other state, there’s kind of like a crab in the barrel type mentality. 

But I was linked with a lot of good people. 

Talk to me about linking up with DaBaby. Did you meet at the time you started working? 

No, we met in the studio. We had previously done some work. Like, we did a song called “No Love” on one of his previous mixtapes. But when we linked up, like the first time we did was “21,” which ended up being like his first single that went crazy. 

Did it come together because of TP? 

Yeah. I was sending new to a lot of beats and brothers like my beats. 
So he was just like, ‘bro. I work with Nudy. I can make sure of the placement.’ 

Did you have a plan to go this far? 

When I first started out, I really wasn’t educated about all the extra stuff that comes being a producer, I was just like, I want to be like, I want to change the sound of game. I’m a Leo brother. 
When I was starving, like, a lot of people were hating. 
I was like, ‘I’m about to pop. I just have to get right artists.’ I always say that I got to just link with the right artists who understand it. So just coming up, that was my goal, just to change the sound and do it my way. I wanted to pop my way because I tried to make other type beats, and it didn’t really work. 

How long after you started did you decide to create a label? 

2020, I say, but it really isn’t even a label. I wouldn’t call it label. It’s just a team. It’s whatever it needs to be. Once I started learning, like, of course I can make money off of and stuff like that. Once you start seeing Metro, South Side on Billboards, you start seeing producers shows, I was like, ‘that’s what I’m doing. ‘

There’s so many legends over in Atlanta, man.

But there’s a lot of legends that come from from South Carolina, too, though, bro. Like, you got Speaker Knockers just on the production side. You got Speaker Knockers. You got Super Mario. You got Pierre Bourne. You got me. You got TNT. You got Taj Money. We are low key goated. Yeah, to the producers, that is low key. 

Where do you see the future of Boy Meets Space and the Boy Meet Beats Academy in the next five years? 

Just more successful. Probably the next five years, we’re going to have, like a lot of plaques for sure. We’re going to be like headlining festivals out there. That’s what we’re going to be in the next five years. 

We work with a lot of talented people, so we’re not doing it ourselves. We’re going to be connected to somebody who’s doing it. As long as they perform. 

Will you actually be talking to the students who sign up and offer one on one mentorship at all? 

Definitely. We’ve got the Discord. I was just on the Discord the other day, just talking about regular stuff. 

I ain’t trying to be like no preacher, no big homie, OG. I wanted to be like if they walk into the studio, if they are hard, I’m going to sit down and work with them. I kind of just try to hop in and just keep the shit with them and work for it. 

That’s what it’s all about. Because it’s like when I’m 40 years old, I want the youngest to put me on something. I want to look like you guys. I kind of try to keep it open. That’s how I mentor. That’s mentoring in my weight. 

What was it like when you got your first Grammy nomination? When everything just started to finally pay off, off on a crazy scale? 

I thought I was going to win that shit. 

But you kind of expected you’d be nominated, right?

No. I feel like it’s because you’re in the weeds working, you’re working. Of course I knew about the Grammys, but I never associated myself with that stuff in my mind, you know what I’m saying? Like Billboard, I didn’t even know what none of that meant. 

Like being on Billboard, all of that. I always knew about it, but I never understood it until it was like happening. People like, yeah bro, you such and such charted on Billboard. I’m like, ‘damn, for real?’ Just seeing stuff like that was like, ‘okay.’ It was a learning experience. 
I received it differently because I wasn’t really expecting it. That’s why I could go back to the studio and do work. 

Did your family know? Your mom perhaps?

No. She heard it from others. She was like, ‘yeah, my coworker said her son listens to your music.’ It was just stuff like that. She just knew. I was like, ‘I’m getting a car, hear my son on the radio.’

What is next in terms of upcoming projects? Is there anything that you are dropping soon? 

Yeah, I think next year, I’m trying to go in and just do projects with a lot of upcoming artists. A lot of my successes came with different artists who were already big and stuff like that, so I don’t want people to think like that I’m leaning on that in any way. 
I realize there’s a lot of music coming out, so I’m just like, ‘I’m going to do music with a lot of people.’ Yeah. A lot of upcoming artists, though. 

Here’s a few fun questions. What’s your favorite food? 

Fried chicken! 

You have so many hit records that at this point, I got to put two of them against each other in a game I like to call “Song Versus.” 

Okay, let’s do it. 

What is your favorite? ‘What’s Poppin’ versus ‘Suge?’ 

‘What’s Poppin.’ I like how it sounded in the club and in the car. I just feel like that’s one of my best mixed beats. 

“BOP” by Da Baby versus Roddy Ricch’s “Start With Me.”

I’m going to have to go and start with me, bro. That whole project was crazy. 

Only reason I got to go start with me, bro, because that shit was just like, bro, me and PG was like riding Roddy before he popped. We were riding around to Roddy. He was, like, one of my favorite rappers at the time. 
This was before “The Box.” I don’t know which song he owed. 

Around the time of Feed the Streets

Yeah, this was around that time. So he was like, “Every Season” was cosign cosign. So that’s how he was bubbling too. 

That’s how I found out about Roddy. Meek Mill just kept posting them. 

Yeah, that’s why he got hot. So when he posted snippets, I’m like, “That shit hard.” That actually surprised me the most. Because it was just like, I watched that shit from zero. A lot of the shit. I watched zero. But like that one was crazy because it was like a puzzle. Bro, Cole Bennett on the video? I’m like, ‘damn, that’s hard. It’s going to go up.’ But as he went up, the growth was crazy. I didn’t see that shit growing, but it went like number two. That’s crazy. 

Last one for you. “Peace Hardly” by NBA Young Boy. This is one of my favorite songs! Versus “Vibes” by Dababy. 

Vibes! It turned my dog Nico up. He got paid!