Recently graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Brytavious Lakeith Chambers had plenty to celebrate, including his first number one record. Tay Keith has become a hip-hop hitmaker. His producer tag, "Tay Keith, fuck these n****s up," has become synonymous with banger tracks. From Drake’s “Look Alive” to Travis Scott’s grossly infectious “Sicko Mode,” the producer had his hand in the making of 2018’s most popular tracks.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the producer began his career in his early teens, recording over music he produced himself. After uploading his beats to YouTube and DatPiff, artists began paying Tay Keith for custom beats. From there, the producer focused on honing his production skills with his own equipment and the software, Mixcraft. BlocBoy JB was an early collaborator after he met Tay Keith at just 14 years old. Through varied tied to the Memphis music scene, he began working with rappers Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta from the start of their careers.
Tay Keith’s first big break came in 2018 with BlocBoy JB’s songs “Shoot” and “Rover,” plus two iterations of the latter featuring 21 Savage and Moneybagg Yo. After these tracks all featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Tay Keith, still relatively unknown, produced Blocboy’s “Look Alive” featuring Drake, which earned him a 3x platinum record, thrusting him into ubiquity. The producer went on to produce songs on Drake’s Scorpion, Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD, and Lil Baby and Gunna’s Drip Harder. Over the past year, Tay Keith has also supplied beats for everyone in rap including Lil Wayne, Metro Boomin, Eminem (Kamikaze), Quavo (Quavo Huncho), and 6ix9ine.