I was Blessed to have Atlanta Hip Hop artist RETI at LDP Studios a while ago and managed to get a couples questions out to him.
1. Where are you from?
I’m from Vacherie, La its about an hour from New Orleans. Im from La. but I was raised in California, Texas, Tennessee. I love La. but I like the fact that I got to live in different regions because it gave a unique mind state.
2. At what age did you become serious about hip hop and why?
I became serious about hip-hop when I was 19. It was passion of mines to express my thoughts to people thru the music. Why? Because I decided I was ready to take on this industry. I built up my drive and talent for the entertainment industry.
3. Who were your early influences and who do you think is hot in the game right now?
Some of my early influences were N.W.A, Fresh Prince, Run DMC and plenty others. I think im hot right now (lol) other than that im digging Weezy, Nas, Jay, and Kanye right now.
4. Where can fans learn more about reti?
I’m on facebook under firstname.lastname@example.org and twitter under _RETI
5. Are you currently working on any albums?
Yeah I’m working on a mix tape right now called “It Aint Hard to Tell” and my anticipated album called “Crack Muzik”. I’m also working Tai ‘Upgrade’ Rotan on a project as well.
6. What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
I love cartoons but my favorite one is probably Johnny Quest!
7. Do you have advice for those getting into rhyme?
Never stop! Keep doing it until you see the results you want!!!!