Name: Key Wane
Credits: Big Sean, Drake, Meek Mill, Beyoncé, Tyga, Chevy Woods, Wale + more.
In the three years since getting his break with Big Sean’s 2010 record “Memories,” Dwane “Key Wane” Weir has more than made a name for himself. The Detroit native was bubbling under in rap nabbing notable credits like Meek Mill’s praiseworthy Drake collaboration “Amen,” as well as Drizzy’s “All Me” along the way, but 2013 is ending on a bigger note than the 23-year-old could’ve imagined thanks to Beyoncé.
Wane is responsible for the piano interlude leading “Mine” and the full beat for “Partition, from Bey’s surprise release, which went platinum in five days. Working on what turned out to be one of the year’s most talked about LPs is another notch on the young beat builders belt as he moves into the a lane among sought-after producers appealing to a cross-genre group of recording artist.
For the year’s finally installment of Hip-Hop Wired’s “Beatmakers” feature series, the young producer speaks on crafting the Bey records, his creative methods, and how college helped prepare him for the music industry.