my name is Patrick and I go by the name lecks aka lecksbeats. I was born and raised in Brooklyn.music production is my passion yet I'll write a verse here and there. The first rap song that started it for me was Roxanne Roxanne by UTFO. This was the first rap song that I ever heard where someone actually had a response to. That's when hip hop became a lifestyle for me. Every weekend I would sit at the kitchen table and record music off the radio. The popular dj's at the time were red alert, chuck chillout , mr. Magic , and Marley marl. Marley marl was my first influenced me as a producer. The first piece of equipment I ever had was a Casio keyboard with limited sample time. I also use to make pause tapes which are very difficult to make. I would sneak in the living room and steal records after my aunt and uncle finished there usual weekend get together. Now my tracks are created on a Maschine,Roland Sp 404, and an iMPC. My goal is to inspire the youth. I know how it feels to hear people say that you'll never amount to nothing. Strive to be great so you can silence the haters.