Who is CT? Clarence Thomas (pka CTBeats), is a talented musician from East Oakland. The Warner Chappell signed producer makes beats, composes music and works with a plethora of rappers and singers from Oakland/bayarea, LA, Atlanta and expanding. He made his debut into the industry with artist Kamaiyah when he produced 5 tracks off her "A Good night in the ghetto" Project. He then produced YG's "Why You Always Hatin" ft Drake. The Songs he produced has been featured on Madden '17, the HBO show Insercure Season 1, and performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. He works with a lot of bay area legends and hottest rappers. CT produced Clyde Carson's "Never Going Broke" and "Ol thang Back", has work on the way with Mistah Fab, Too Short, Daniel Skyy, Kamaiyah's "Don't Ever get it twisted", and more, He also has worked with some of the biggest hit producers/writers in the industry such as Nard & B, A Plus, King Vory(writer for Bryson Tiller), DJ Toomp, Drumma Boy and has plans for releasing music with them as well.
Growing up in Oakland CT survived tough life circumstances and avoided many pitfalls that undermine black men from the hood. He is loyal to his soil, dedicated to his family, and a veteran in his skill as a musician and music producer. God and music saved his life, giving him purpose and direction. The streets taught him and strengthened him in hustle and decision making. CT is highly determined to be known as one of the greatest producers in the world. He's focused and constantly in beast mode. and when the time is right, will take the world by storm.
CT Beats: the man behind the music. The creator of all of the music / exclusive custom instrumentals, the CEO of Real Music, and the Founder of UMC. He makes beats, produces music, plays drums and keys, develops artists, engineers and has the vision of transforming his community through music.
Real Music: the business behind the music. Real Music offers services that include production, artist development, song writing, recording, and more.
Unified Music Crew (UMC): the team of artists (rappers and singers) put together by CT Beats.
CT BEATS produced
"Why You Always Hatin"
for YG's album
CT BEATS produced 5 songs on Kamaiyah's Mixtape:
"A Good Night in the Ghetto"
Performing with TOO $hort
Game On Lock
Spin Magazine listed her as one of their 7 favorite songs of the week.
MTV News featured her in an article: “Meet Kamaiyah, Oakland’s best new rapper” Read more...
YG posted her album on his Instagram as did Keke Palmer.
Articles in the following all to rave reviews:
Stereogum: Kamaiyah Just Fucked The Whole Summer Up