Born in 1987, Samuel Lee a.k.a. “SammAyOnTheBeat” was raised in Bronx, NY. Always had the passion to be creative as a youth, whether he was drawing, or just imagining something. At the time of Middle School he put all his energy and time into becoming an Artist, to draw images and sketches to express thoughts to people. Soon that drive for that dream came to a halt when he was introduced by his cousin into the production software known as “Fruityloops”. Which allowed him to still be creative but in a new art form that he was completely familiar with.
Probably one of the turning points in his life was sophomore year in High School where “SammAyOnTheBeat” got more into Music Production. He no longer treated it as a hobby and started working on making actual songs. Although lacked structure and didn’t play any instruments, it didn’t keep him from being creative. In his defense he would say “I had ears and I knew what sounded good and bad and that’s all I needed”.
Once High School ended “SammAyOnTheBeat” took a year from his schooling and focused heavily on production. Becoming more advanced through his craft he worked on various projects for local artist. This was also the start of his engineering career. By advancing his skills through recording he acquired a better understanding of music production. Early 07 “SammAyOnTheBeat” decided to take a break from music and move to Richmond, VA to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.
Finally returned to New York, July of 07 where he made up his mind to apply to IAR (Institute of Audio Research) to learn more about being an Engineer. After graduating from IAR he applied the skills learned there to his beats and mixes and was able to take his production to a whole new level. It gave him a new vision and the inspiration needed to continue his career.
By 2008 he was interning for Smash Studios and Daddy’s House Recording Studio (DHRS). In his second week at DHRS he was booked for his first session. Showing over the course of years what he had learned, his first session lead him to many more sessions. At this point in time “SammAyOnTheBeat” was working with various artist, songwriters, and producers ranging from, G-Dep, Lil Cease, Royce 5’9, Marina Chello, Cassie, Cristyle, Lashawn Daniels, Shannon, DMile, Battle Roy, Rob Holladay, Mary Brown, Dawn Richards, K Young and Rell.
Moving forward in his career he has earned placements with MTV 2 "Off The Bat", "Girl Code" & "Guy Code. Created a production company along with two other members named “Keys to Heart”. Curators of concerts, musicals, and working on several projects for their own and affiliate artist. Continuing to brand his efforts of making a staple in the music industry, his latest production and work can be found on his website www.sammayonthebeat.com
Music education is a big part of what I do on a day to day. Educating today's youth is something I'm passionate about, it's completely enriching and fulfilling to me. Here are some of my works and collaborations.
THURGOOD MARSHALL ACADEMY (HARLEM)
TECH CHARTER (BRONX)
CHILDREN OF PROMISE (BROOKLYN)