Growing up in the heart of Harlem, 183rd was immersed in the rich cultural and musical tapestry of the neighborhood. Influenced by the sounds of legends like Big L, Mobb Deep, and Dipset, he developed a deep love for hip-hop from a young age. It was clear from the beginning that he had a natural talent for creating beats and a keen ear for selecting the perfect samples.
183rd’s journey into the music industry began in the early 2000s when he started producing beats for local artists and rap groups. His distinctive style, characterized by soulful samples, gritty drums, and a touch of Harlem swagger, quickly caught the attention of the underground hip-hop scene. His production work resonated with both emerging and established artists, leading to collaborations with the likes of Smoke DZA, A$AP Mob, and Cam’ron.
One of 183rd’s breakthrough moments came when he became an integral part of the A$AP Mob production team. His work on various A$AP Mob projects, including the critically acclaimed “Lord$ Never Worry” mixtape, showcased his ability to create beats that perfectly complemented the crew’s unique sound. His production on tracks like “Bath Salt” and “Persian Wine” solidified his reputation as a producer capable of crafting hits.