Gdynia, Poland



Operation Milagro 6


Behind the Music

With this release, I wanted to guide listeners through the world I have created and give them the moment for reflection on their lives and emotions. I wanted to provoke them to think about what is important to them.

When I first joined the project, I bought the book and started reading it. I dove into the atmosphere of the project, and after this reconnaissance, I knew what type of chords, sounds, and effects I want to use in my compositions. I first created the instrumentals and then in the final stage of the production, I added The Outlaw Ocean’s samples.

During this process, I learned the importance of the individual's actions for our planet. It also made me realize how important it is to take action as soon as possible so that our children don't inherit even more problems related to the topics covered in the book to deal with in their adult lives. I was shocked by how large the scale of crime is on the oceans and how much suffering people and animals have to endure.


About MrWhiteBeats

MrWhiteBeats is a fan of hip-hop culture and started making beats in his bedroom in 2005. By 2008, his productions were used by rapper Eldo on his album “Nie pytaj o nią” in the song “Gdyby nie Ty'' and in the album "Fonoteka 2 Remixed.” He was later awarded a Gold Record “Nie pytaj o nią’s” album sales. In 2019, he recorded the track “Fly With Me” with Atlanta rapper Sir Hop and by 2020, he began working on tracks with DJ L-Spade and K Rider, representatives of the Japanese Hip-Hop scene. 

While quarantined in Spain, MrWhiteBeats created the Złota Klatka project together with Wojciech Lubiński. In 2020, he created a summery and light piece entitled “Ciepła noc (Warm Night)” with Aleksandra Borak from the band Nastroje. Three of MrWhiteBeats’s productions were included in an editorial playlist from Spotify titled “lofi bity.” By the end of 2022, he saw the release of a second track created in collaboration with Atlanta MC Sir Hop entitled “Rollin_Final,” which was included on his latest EP Baby G.O.A.T. Now MrWhiteBeats’s is concentrating on developing his new style, which is a mix of hip-hop with ambient and downtempo electronic music.

Winner of the 2021 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Innovation in Journalism

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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