Lex Luger’s Beats Do Not Take Very Long to Make

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis arrives at the 11th Annual BMI Urban Awards on August 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) Photo: Valerie Macon/2011 Getty Images

As in, he can do one in under nineteen minutes. The 20-year-old wunder-producer, who's responsible for the loud, histrionic beats of rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Rick Ross, actually makes two beats during his New York Times Magazine profile: The first takes 22 minutes (Luger's response: "Pssh. I'm getting old"), and the second beat, featuring a Star Wars light-saber sound, comes together in 18:58 flat. The process admittedly sounds a little fun: There are illicit substances, flutes, and effects with names like "GunCock2" and "Slapper Knock." Chair-dancing is allowed, pizza encouraged, and then it's all wrapped up in the time it takes to watch an episode of Parks and Rec on Hulu (without commercials). This is how your rap music gets made! Magic. [NYTM]