PIERRE BOUNRE WEARING OUR CUBAN RING AND DESTROYED ANARCHY RING FOR THE FRONT COVER OF NEW WAVE MAGAZINE
When you think of the new era of rap in terms of production, you’d often think about bumping 808s sitting under spacey melodies – this is quite largely down to the unmistakable influence of one artist, Jordan Timothy Jenks, better known as Pi’erre Bourne. Ever since his major breakthrough producing for Playboi Carti in 2017 on his breakout hit single ‘Magnolia’, Pi’erre has inspired a whole generation of producers, with his influence seemingly everywhere in the rap game; from 808 patterns to hi-hats and replica Pi’erre Bourne sound packs, which have helped create a whole new wave of rap production.
Pi’erre Bourne is a Belizean-American that spent most of his formative years growing up in Durham, North Carolina to a military family from Queens, New York. He would often visit Queens New York to see his grandmother during the summer breaks, his surroundings during his time in New York lead to his interest in East Coast hip hop artists such as Dipset and G-Unit. Music is an art form that is not foreign to Pi’erre’s lineage because from a young age he was inspired by his uncle Dwight who was a rapper and graphic artist. Pi’erre first began making beats when he was in elementary school, using FL Studio on his uncle’s computer.
Pi’erre also followed his uncle’s footsteps by studying graphic design for a year before dropping out at 18. At this point, his love for music became more than a pass time as his uncle encouraged him to pursue his career in music. Pi’erre moved to Atlanta to study sound engineering at the SAE Institute. Pi’erre’s journey in the music industry began as a sound engineer for Epic Records in 2015. A year later he came into contact with artists such as Young Nudy and Trippie Redd after leaving Epic to cultivate his career on his own terms.