Matthew (Boi-1da) was Born in Jamaica and moved to Canada when he was five, and grew up in Toronto. When he was eight, his mother bought him a Casio keyboard and by 15 he started using FL Studio. A few years later, he won three consecutive Battle of the Beatmakers championships and from then on his career exploded.
We caught up with Matthew and asked him the usual questions...
Tell us about your music and yourself?
I got started with music at the age of 15, a friend had told me about FL Studio, I ended up going out and getting a copy of it and using it ever since.
The early days
How did you come to use FL Studio & what were your first impressions?
My first impression of FL Studio was the fact that it was very user friendly and easy to understand, I learned the basics of it within an hour of use.
Boi1da working on Drake
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
With my FL Studio I use an M-Audio Axiom MIDI keyboard to do my production. Fireface RME USB external sound card with a pair of KRK 6's & a sub woofer. I use a lot of virtual instruments as well, too many to name or to say any is a favorite though.
Behind the scenes TV
Any links you would like to share?
Drake honors Boi-1da