NatureBoy Beats is the vision of Nate Jackson. Nate’s love of music began at an early age as a young boy living with his grandparents in Plaquemine, Louisiana while his mother was enlisted in the US Army. He grew up listening to his mother’s music collection which included Michael Jackson, Prince, Teddy Pendergrass, and hundreds of other R&B and Soul Artists as well as a new genre that was still in its infancy called rap music. The first rap songs he remembers hearing are Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang and The Breaks by Curtis Blow. But the song that really made him fall in love with hip hop was La Di Da Di by Slick Rick. He went on to build a huge library of Classic Rap music and incorporated music into every aspect of his everyday activities. At age 9 Nate began playing trumpet in his elementary school band class. But he almost quit band as quickly as he started. See, he and his friends all joined the band together, but his friends hated the fact that band class was 3 days a week during recess, so some of them decided to quit and Nate quit along with them, so they could go back to enjoying recess. When his mom found out Nate had quit, she let him know how disappointed she was about him quitting and convinced him to go back and give it another shot. It turns out Nate had a knack for the trumpet, and in sixth grade Nate was awarded the Outstanding High Brass award as well as the Bandmasters’ Award at his school, beating out his sixth grade classmates as well as all the seventh graders. In seventh grade Nate moved from Louisiana to Fort Worth, Texas to live with his mom and took his love of music with him. Nate continued playing the trumpet throughout middle school and high school. He won several awards and earned a spot on the All-City Band in Fort Worth, Texas. In high school marching band, Nate earned the first trumpet part, and eventually first chair, as a freshman and held his spot throughout his four years in high school. In college Nate decided to focus on his studies and didn’t join the band, but he was able to continue expressing himself musically by joining his school’s Gospel Choir. With his deep and booming voice, he sang Baritone and Bass parts in the 35 member ensemble. After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nate was introduced to the world of music production using digital audio workstations, first through FL Studio and later Reason. He fooled around with music in his spare time when he wasn’t working and began learning more about audio, midi, mixing and the technology that made it all work. His first beats sounded pretty lame, as most do at first, but he knew that if he just studied and practiced more and more he would continually get better, just like playing the trumpet. Nate’s goal in creating this site is two-fold. First, he wants to share with you his love of music by allowing you to hear the music that has been inside him for years. His other objective is to support you as an artist and performer. He wants to provide you with the music and inspiration you need to help you transform your ideas into finished products. Feel free to check out the beats on the site or contact Nate with any questions.