I play the trumpet and piano.
I use GarageBand (yes, I know), MuLab 7, and Audacity for music production.
N.W.A. - N.W.A. and the Posse
Logic - Under Pressure
Kendrick, Ashtin Larold, Eric Church, and Tim McGraw are just a few. Logic and N.W.A. count as major influences.
Music I make tends to be down-tempo. I do have harder trap beats at times, but I like to keep it sad. MY music also sounds like classic hip hop a lot of the time.