Sin City Richie Rich - 10 Questions Music Interview
Alabama Sin City RichieRich has cemented himself as a reputable producer within Alabama/Georgia burgeoning hip-hop scene. With a diverse array of sounds that echo inspirations of Rap, R&B, dance and EDM, Sin City RichieRich music is equal parts energetic and raw. He started out playing drums and DJ'ing, then by the age of 18, he was already an up-and-coming producer and engineer. Inspired by the production wizardry of Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre,Timberland and more, Sin City RichieRich next logical step was to focus on his own artistry. It wasn’t long before Sin City RichieRich released a slew of hard-hitting singles, which reached southern region radio stations ‘Top 10.’ One of these singles, entitled ‘Did Dat’ secured a place in the top 10, caputred media attention. So what’s next for Sin City RichieRich? Currently, it’s ‘all systems go’ for the independent artist as he sets the wheels in motion for his ‘Distorted Love’ EP, which is due for release in November 2020.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
It would be my cousin Daryl - he was a local R&B legend. Walking into his studio at a young age change my life. Seeing him work with all that recording equipment - I knew immediately what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. He introduce me to producing and engineering, he taught me the game. RIP Daryl.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I have a lotta of crazy story’s I can share, but I have this one particular one I would like to share. One of the rap groups I was producing and managing at the time was on tour. We were heading to Augusta to a sold out show with a lot of big names on the ticket. While on the tour bus we were coming up with a song list that they were going to perform. My cousin had this bright idea to perform one of the songs I wrote and produce, and I actually rap the first verse on this track. On our way to Augusta I was practicing my verse and all of the sudden I lost my voice. I told my cousin and the group that I lost my voice, but they thought I was faking it. Once we arrive the guys hit the stage. So the guys was finishing up the first song now its time for the second one with me featuring on it. My very first performance in a sold out auditorium with no voice, Mannn… I think I may have said two words and lip sing the rest, it was terrible. Lucky for me the audience didn’t realize it and the group had my back with the rest of the verse. After the show we got back on the bus and we laugh and laugh about it. I tried to tell them but no one didn’t want to listen but I also had to prove I wasn’t scared.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I have a couple of high points. but I would like to say receiving my first royalty check.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Being a producer, my creative process starts with a sound I love sounds FYI I’m also a sound designer. From there I let the sounds come together and take the music where it wants to go. Then I bring the heart beat in, the drums. Sometimes I may start out with the drums it just depends on the mood.
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 for an Indie Artist has to be making money from your craft and staying relevant. I want all musicians who are passionate about their music to have a equal opportunity.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
For me it will be more of working with or producing for, and I would like to work with Ella Mai. I think she’s a great artist. I like her voice; she has a nice vocal range. Her style is dope.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I don’t do live shows; most of my time is spent in the studio producing. But I do have artists that I have produce for to ask me to help them out with their rehearsals. When I do help them out with there rehearsals, all I ask from them is to take rehearsal seriously and to rehearse as if they were actually doing the live show.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
It would be my next single “Savage Love” - dope track! The track has some live instrumentation on it. Collaborating with other musicians and recording/engineering live instruments can sometimes be challenging.
What's coming up in the future?
I have my next single coming soon “Savage Love” follow by “Distorted Love’’ EP due in November 2020.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
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