Music producer Mark “Rock Boy” Hudson, CEO of Rock Boy Beats, was born in Little Rock, AR on November 10, 1993. Attributing his earlier influences to his whole family having an extensive background in music, his grandfather was a DJ and his parents were in a band that opened for different artists, including Shaggy. It was during these younger years that Mark developed his own love of music and started playing the piano; not knowing which keys were which, but he had an ear that allowed him to teach himself how to play simply by watching YouTube videos. From the age of 12, Rock Boy started making music and growing his now distinctive sound. Through personal growth and determination, he honed his production skills to an impressively successful level.
During his sophomore year of college, Rock Boy almost gave up on his calling when his world was shook by the unfortunate loss of his best friend to gang violence. He had stopped all creation of his music and his passion was lost. His best friend was a major part of his musical development and believed in his talent so much, he gave him the software he uses, FL Studio; one of the most used digital audio workstations worldwide. Before his untimely death, he expressed his faith that Rock Boy would make it big one day in the music industry. Eventually, it was his best friend’s encouragement and wanting to show his family that he can be successful in a cut throat industry that resurrected his drive and determination.
Rock Boy has now been making music on a more serious level over the last 3 years; 2 of which has been him learning the ropes of both the software and business side. He has been learning how to make himself stand out more among a sea of others trying to do exactly what he is doing in an area with limited opportunities. He is already seeing that this method is working as he went from people in his own state not wanting to work with him to now being requested for projects nationally and internationally. His goal is for his craft to musically transport listeners into another world strictly off of the instrumentation and his track arrangements. He wants it to be refreshing, not repetitive like most of today’s production. “Today's music is missing substance. I feel as if it's more about how many tracks you can put out and how much money you can get rather than how me as an artist or producer can use my art and create something that will last past my lifetime and influence generations of younger and older people who aspire to make music.” Rock Boy notes that his all-time Top 5 producers who influence his production are Timbaland, Pharell Williams , Key Wane, Ayo The producer, and Yung Berg.
Mark “Rock Boy” Hudson has come a long way as a young producer, taking on the music industry completing projects with the likes of Michael Jaay, Oshea, Elijah Melo, JWillz, Senscei, Angeline, Miles Barker, LesisMore; just to name a few. His upcoming projects include the single “I’m Him” with Miles B, Oshea’s “OsheanView”, Michael Jaay’s EP “Realist Shit Ever”, Angeline’s EP “Crown”, and JWillz EP “Raw Gold”; with more projects to come as the word spreads more and more about the distinctive sounds produced by Rock Boy.