The best music is made from inspiration beyond the basic understanding that a person has decided they are going to create sound. It's a problematic situation in modern music as less and less records feel asthough they are written out of experience or the oral tradition, but rather are conceived to establish cool. The informing of creation is half the battle, as it takes a momentous event, a life altering experience, or a deeper connection made in order to achieve artistic transformation. All this generalizing on the nature of honest inspiration is to say, that when an artist is shaken a bit, the music breathes without ego or posture, and it's quite nice that way.
We could be reading too far into 19-year old producer Shag's words that his Beats About People tape was made after moving into a new apartment, but he says “Shit's weird” and that's enough for us. Beats By People front to back sounds like the product of a producer in deep meditation behind the boards. Shag is zoned in for the duration of the beat tape. The boy wonder is living on his own for the first time and it's got him thinking about the people in his life, which lead him to his escape in music.