Head of Music Production
Michael Kurtis Banks, born September 14th, known professionally as King Kai, is an American rapper and record producer. He is The co-founder and CEO of FBF productionz. He has produced and overseen many albums and collaborative projects over the last 15 years, and has rubbed elbows with artists such as Bahamadia, Cappadonna of Wu-Tang, Joe Clair and others. King Kai started his career in the early nineties as a rap artist and writer for the group - Hell's Kitchen. A group that consisted of members from Boston, LA and DC. In the mid nineties, while chasing a record deal, the group up routed to Atlanta,Georgia, where King Kai emerged as a dominant producer.
His influences for music came early in life. While hanging out in the basement listening to his mother's records, he became mesmerized by the melodies and funky drum patterns. At an early age he knew he wanted to do music. As a child, he would perform with his brothers and sister. At that time, he knew that music was a part of him. King Kai's production style incorporates his childhood. Those records in the basement… Ramsey Lewis, Mandrill, Issac Hayes, Aretha Franklin… those records helped shape his style of production; and he is true to his sound, "Soul Hop". .... Something that moves you.
Head of cinematography
Ricky Payne, otherwise known as Eloh, was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He got his start in the film industry when he relocated to Washington, DC and studied film editing, television production and camera field technology at DCTV's Brooks Mansion. He later went on to win the Student Exposure Award for production on the film project - “In the Know with Russ Parr”. The short film included the notable Russ Parr of 102.3FM’s Russ Parr Morning Show. Afterwards, he landed a job with the Islamic television station, Aljazeera TV News, as an Audio-2 Sound Engineer and Set Technician.
In 2012 Eloh joined a team of stage production professionals at the first black music venue in the U.S. - the historical Howard Theater. There, beginning as a Camera Systems Operator, he shortly began to gain knowledge as a Stage hand as well as Concert Lighting Engineer. In his experience, Eloh has shot over 2,500 live concerts featuring over 1,500 mainstream artists including: Maysa, Sevyn Streeter, Bootsy Collins, India Irie,TI, Elle Varner, ASAP Rocky, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Chaka Khan, Parliament Funkadelic, Cypress Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Bad Brains, Outkast, CeeLo Green, The Dungeon Family, Ziggy Marley and more! Eloh and long time business partner, King Kai, decided to combine their knowledge and talents and founded the company, Fat Beatz N Film Productionz; where they collab on music and film projects together, as well as work with other music artists and those looking to enhance their music or film projects.