Join the community of artists, musicians, and creatives at the Creative Mixer Series event hosted at Foster Coffee in downtown Flint. Titled, Conversation Peace, this series explores how creatives can utilize their talents to make a positive impact in their community.
Hear empowering and encouraging stories from creatives, ask questions, and connect with other like minded people from all creative fields. The night will feature a time for networking, an interactive talk with a speaker, followed by a time for Q & A. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP to reserve your spot.
Brandon Corder (Founder: Beats & Beers)
There is something to be said about a person who takes on the responsibility of an entire culture with a smile. Cultivating new ways to spread the influence of music on society in every aspect, B.Corder is making his mark as one of this generation’s gatekeepers.
B.Corder, born Brandon Corder in Flint, MI got his start in music at the age of 12 when he received his very first keyboard. Corder began to take his then hobby serious when he saw an interview with his favorite Timabland, speaking about being a professional music producer. As his efforts and talents progressed Corder grew tired of waiting on those coveted “industry placements” and he began to produce his own albums and feature unsigned artists.
The hard work of continuously building his brand and creating his own lane landed Corder in some interesting situations. He began to land those sought after placements beginning with producing songs for Curren$y and his Jet Life crew, Dee- 1 (RCA Records), Lecrae, and doing music scores for VH1 & MTV shows.
Being ambitious and a natural born risk taker B.Corder moved to New York to build relationships and expand his network. After leaving New York, he later joined forces with another Flint native ‘Bengie’ and they formed the production duo Foreign Allegiance. The duo went on to win Vibe Magazine and McDonald’s ‘Big Mix’ producer challenge, beating out producers from all around the country. With this win, Corder landed one of his biggest placements, producing the Big K.R.I.T. record “What You Know About It”.
Wanting to showcase their talent as well as the talent of the up and coming artist they met along the way, Corder and Bengie decided to create a full project of original music. Foreign Allegiance named their debut album ‘Beats x Beers’. The two moved to Los Angeles and worked closely with O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of the legendary west coast legend, Ice Cube. They continued to establish many relationships with industry professionals, produced a theme song for ESPN Radio’s ‘Chicago Game Night’ and also scored music for a TV One series.
As Foreign Allegiance was growing, the team began to look for new ways to bring new talent to the forefront. Using their industry connections, Foreign Allegiance secured their first concert stage in 2015, at one of the biggest music festivals around; SXSW. The reception to the SXSW stage inspired the group to put the brand to the real test and take it on he road. The BeatsxBeers tour traveled to over 8 cities allowing the best artist in that area to showcase their talent. Not just a another open mic or local showcase, the tour brought out industry professionals and tastemakers allowing the unknown artist to get feedback and network with individuals they may never have had the opportunity to.
Corder, along with his partners under BeatsxBeers continues to press the envelope for brands associated with music, specifically hip-hop. Their newest ventures BeatsxBooks and BeatsxBodies merge the influence of music culture with education and technology as well as music culture with health and wellness.
B.Corder sets himself a part from the producer just looking for placements now; he’s created his own lane and is doing all he can to secure his longevity and influence within the culture.