"I try to be so different," he said. "I don't want to let anybody down. My style is new school hip-hop. It's motivating and inspiring. It will make you think."
He wants people to think about how investments of time, energy and resources will translate into a better future.
Beatty was 18 when he headed to Chillicothe, Ohio, to take an audio engineering program along with his friend Chad Johnson. After earning a license in audio engineering, the pair headed for Atlanta, Ga., where they performed in T.I.'s Club Crucial. They later opened for Young Jeezy in Morgantown.
Life was so exciting that Beatty concedes he once thought he was "too cool for school."
He doesn't feel that way anymore as college is a priority on his list while he continues to pursue his musical career. He takes music seriously. He performs alone and occasionally with a fellow rapper, Sharod Straughter.
On Jan. 6, 2012, he established Tymeless Musik, using the business as a way to promote his rap music and encourage people of all ages to follow dreams and strive for a better life. He said Tymeless is actually a movement that challenges people to achieve things that last. As role models, he names Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beatty has just completed his first solo album, called "The American Dream" and will present songs from that at Multifest in August. This will mark the third year for Tymeless to perform at the event.
Go to www.tymelessmusik.com for more information.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.