friendkerrek is a beatmaker based in Southern Louisiana. With a sound as indebted to golden age Hip-Hop and Jazz as it is Prince and Lil B, friendkerrek creates tracks full of thick drums, sparse synths, and indelible grooves that borrow much from the past while always looking forward.
Initially conceived as a double album, Tattoo Supplies vol. 3 establishes itself as the most expansive yet cohesive entry into the Tattoo Supplies collection of beat tapes from friendkerrek. The tape was crafted with the help of a freshly purchased Roland SP-404 and a stack of vinyl while trying to grapple with the tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be.