"A close friend downloaded FL 3.0 off Kazaa back in 2002 and used to make beats for me to rap on," Hit-Boy told TheFADER. "Around 2003 I met another friend who taught me how to program simple drums on the program and from there I've been on it just about every day." Similarly, Lex Luger used Cake Walk and Acid Pro until a friend suggest FL. "He was like, 'Man, you ain't gotta do all that shit," Luger said. "Fruity Loops is just boom boom bat. It's so easy to compress shit and do this and that."
Sir Michael Rocks remembers how helpful it was when he was starting The Cool Kids with Chuck Inglish. "I had the free stolen version like everybody else had. Me and Chuck were in 6th or 7th grade fucking around rapping. Back then, if you didn't work in a major recording studio, you couldn't just be a kid that liked making beats, it didn't work like that. Then Fruity Loops came and the internet started cracking where you could get shit for free. Once you could download it, it was like, Let's go." 2b1af7f3a8