Artist Interview: Los Angeles’ Own Rit$y Is Next Up

With a handful of tracks under his belt, Rit$y has been generating buzz around the City of Angels and beyond. His contagious energy, coupled with a knack for smooth hooks and verses, permeates throughout each cut. As he continues to evolve his sound, you’ll definitely want to keep a close eye on Rit$y in the near future.

I recently had the pleasure of chopping it up with Rit$y on his musical background, what it’s like working with producer 92, and his plans for the future:

For the new fans, who is Rit$y?

I’m 21 years old from Los Angeles, California just trying to make music that you can not only relate to, but music that you can play and groove to.

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music for about six years now. I started as a freshmen in high school, but mostly just fucked around making beats on anything I could download for free. It wasn’t till I heard 92’s production that I wanted to take it seriously—that was like 2 or 3 years ago. I started making beats and then I decided to just rap.

How has LA influenced your career?

I’ve always lived in the LA. Honestly, I feel like I’m just in my little world. I avoid listening to the radio because I want to make music that comes out of me, not out of tryna sound like someone else. I feel like my friends have influenced me because that’s really how “Ridin'” came about, just talking about shit I go around doing with my friends. That’s what I’m going to keep doing to further my career—just being myself and surrounding myself with positive energy.

You recently dropped the visuals for “Ridin.” How did the track come together?

Me and 92 were together in a studio working on beats—I can’t really remember if it was the beginning of 2015 or ending of 2014—when we came across a funky sound and I started just grooving to it. Out of nowhere I just started repeating, “Man I’ve been riding round with all my migos.” 92 thought that sounded dope, so we laid down the hook and the rest was history. I wanted to drop it when the time was right, so I held off on it for a minute.

What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

I want people to just groove out and really just relate to what I’m saying. Who doesn’t ride around with there friends and just mess around for kicks?

Are you working on any projects/albums right now, or focusing on singles?

I am not working on any right now, but most likely I will soon, completely produced by 92. I’m focusing more on singles to build my audience, but for right now, “Good Day” video coming soon…

What’s next on the agenda?

Keeping the music coming and staying persistent on releasing so fans can know who I am and the sound I’m bringing to the table.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I just wanna say I appreciate everyone that’s has viewed my song on YouTube or shared it. I completely see every single person that supports me. This is just the beginning and I hope they followed me through my adventure. I also want to shoutout Waffle & Vibes for being my first interview ever and fucking with me—that’s family already. Thank y’all and I hope we can keep the ball rolling.

Rit$y: Twitter // SoundCloud


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