FSG Rell hails from the small city of Pottstown, PA which is located about 30-40 minutes from Philadelphia aka Philly. Rell is a rapper and a young clothing entrepreneur who is making waves. He has been hailed as a unique artist who has an energetic flow, a gritty background and a style that sounds completely authentic and original, like “nobody they have ever heard before.” As a rapper and singer, Rell can master any beat with confidence and he takes pride in his skills, but is nver boastful - for Rell, it is about the music and connecting with his fans. He regularly works with producers “V-Nise”, “Mohlz”, “Tr0y W0nder” and "MAGN+.” Most of his songs are recorded at Rotation Records & The Notorious Quad Studios. He is managed by Dante George aka "FSG Tae". His music can be found on Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and most major music platforms.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
The catalyst for me starting my rapping career was when I found an iPod and started free-styling over beats that came up on youtube. From there I took it to free-styling at football games and so on.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The CRAZIEST thing that has happened to me in my music career has to be when we (FSG) held a party and we were shooting a video. We had the whole venue packed, when we were shooting the video - it was so much jumping and chanting that the floor was caving in.
What has been the high point of your music path?
The high point so far of my music path has to be from May 2018-August 2018. I was fresh off an Atlantic Records meeting, landed a Say Cheese interview, got my first national radio play, and landed a Dj Smallz Interview to point a few things out.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
My songwriting process always depends on the type of beat I have first. I usually start off with my hook then I go to my verses and base my verses off the hook I have. I like to remain loose inside of my process, try to be relaxed as possible, and to make it as fun as I can.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The biggest challenge I see facing Indie Artists today are honing every skill about being an artist today. It's not just about good music these days. A lot of rappers are getting famous based off their appearance, things they say that aren't music related. If I could ask the music industry to change one thing it would be less controlling artists, only partnerships. I see a lot of artists saying they feel like they cannot release music.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I would want to share the stage with Drake, his stage presence and how people perceive him is legendary. I want a part of that.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
The way I prepare for live shows are that I preserve my energy all day. I visualize being on the stage looking random people in their eyes and really connecting with them. I try to engage the fan as much as possible.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
The song that was the greatest challenge for me to write had to be "Grandpa". This was my greatest challenge because I wanted to create something that had a freestyle like feel to it but also at the same time being silly thus giving a shake up from my recent singles.
What's coming up in the future?
What's coming in the future for FSG Rell, whats coming in the future is a lot more plot based videos, more interviews that open up my personality, more radio airway, and last of all, a bunch of good music.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
You can access my music everywhere, every major platform. I make my music available to everybody.