RE3EL breaks down his artistry and what's next to come..
We love to discover new music and are so happy we had a chance to interview this artist. We asked RE3EL a few short questions about his artistry and what to expect next. Here's what he had to say..
Every artist has a unique story. Can you tell us a little about yours?
"Well I come from a place that isn’t known for Hip Hop, but I have always had a love for the genre. Even when all my peers were listening to Country, Rock n’ Roll, and things of that nature, I was always listening to Rap. Continuously dissecting every word and flow of each song. Little did I know, I would be making Rap music later in my life and everything that I had heard, I would be implementing into my music. As a kid I grew up in an extremely small town. But it taught me valuable lessons, such as knowing who to trust and who not to trust. In a little town, everyone has a big mouth. Even the adults. But as soon as I graduated high school I found out who I really was. Finding friends who actually have the same Interests as me and who actually love me for me. Making music has always been my escape. Sometimes I wish I started sooner but I know in my heart, it was the right time."..
Please tell us about your art. What do you do / make / create? How? Why? What’s the message or inspiration, what do you hope people take away from it? What should we know about your artwork?
"I start off every song with a simple thought. Then I write a few poems. Once I gather all my thoughts at once, I hit up a couple producers of mine to see if they can match the energy I have inside my head. Once I find the write beat, I go straight to the studio and have my engineer Joel mix and master my vocals. By the way shout out to Joel! He’s crazy good at what he does! Usually the message I have for my music comes down to one word. Empowerment. Finding who you are and always being yourself no matter what. You can do anything if you put your mind to it!"..
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
"You can find me across all social media with the handle: RebelStayTrue Spotify/Apple Music: RE3EL."..
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What's your favorite venue to attend/perform and why?
"My favorite so far has easily been The Ridglea Theatre! I performed there with a brother of mine, he goes by the name CODEIN3! Check him out too! He’s on all platforms and will be on my upcoming album (No Return)!"..
What's your favorite song/project you've been apart of?
"Oh that has to easily be the one I got coming out on July 23rd (No Return). My first ever album. It was so much fun coming to the studio and just creating things that have been manifesting in my mind. I can truly say that I have found my voice in music, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!"..
Did anyone influence you to start doing music?
"I have a top 4. Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, A$AP Rocky and Lil Wayne. But it’s definitely hard to pin point who has had the biggest influence. There are too many people out here now a days that give those artist too much influence on what they make. So I’ve tried to stand out by creating my own sound, and I think I’ve accomplished that."..
Who does what? Tell me about your team. Do you handle it all? Producer/Engineer/Writing etc.
"Well I have a manager named Austin out of Entourage Entertainment and he pushes my music to playlist and helps me get my name out there. I have an engineer named Joel that helps me mix and master all my vocals on my songs. I also have a group around me that is called BDB, and that consists of multiple people. So shoutout to CODEIN3, ANON-11, and Gangsta Grillz! Other than that it’s all me."..
What advice would you give up and coming independent artists?
"Don’t worry about numbers. Worry about making an impact on your audience. Going through the ups and downs will humble you. But just know it will all work itself out in the end."..
What differentiates you and your art from other artists/musicians?
"I would have to say my sound. There are too many artists that come out with song after song and every single one of them sounding the same. This took time, but finding new sounds and pushing my emotions on to paper really helped me try and find new avenues in music."..