BRASH! is back with a young hip hop artist, Ratron from New Orleans. He gives us a genuine look at his world, inspirations, and sacrifices for his success in the music industry. Check out his exclusive interview with BRASH! below!!!
B!:What is your inspiration for writing new songs?
Ratron:My inspiration for new songs comes from my environment. The things I see and experience. My life and the people I know inspire a lot of my music.
B!:How did you get your start in the music industry?
Ratron: My start with music was with my younger cousin at first, he had an in-home studio set up. I would spend like my whole summer over there just recording music and sleeping at his crib. Some of his homies would come through and record a lot so I had to maneuver around that. When I came back home after the summer, I let a couple of people, including my pops, listen to the music I was making. When I got their responses it was like “yeah, I can do this!”
B!:What risk did you take to start or further your career in music?
Ratron: I wouldn’t say I made large risks yet, it was more sacrifices. Me being in high school, you know there’s a lot of parties every other weekend. I would be recording Friday nights, and the night after that! Sometimes I would stay home from school just because I came up with a tight song or something
B!:How do you feel about the current state of the music industry?
Ratron: I feel like the music industry is in a sort of renaissance period. It’s kind of like its coming back to a meaningful point. The creativity and spark is all coming back around. Currently, we have more crossing of Genres than before in my opinion, and I support it.
B!:Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Ratron: I would love to collaborate with Lil’ Wayne. The reason for that would be I grew up on “The Hot Boys”. They’re all legends to me, but he was the favorite. From the mid-late 90’s. Baller Blockin’ is still one of my favorite movies!
B!:What is your advice to other aspiring artists fighting for a chance?
Ratron: My advice would be keep fighting man, believe in yourself. Belief and action is key. I’m still fighting!
B!:Where can we listen and purchase your music?
Ratron:Everything I’ve given so far has been free, I don’t want to hustle those that support me so early. Hahahaha! But, you guys can definitely check me out on soundcloud. My 2nd website should be up soon.
B!:Do you have any upcoming projects?
Ratron: I have a project titled “481” being released in memory of my great grandmother, on her birthday, April 18th. It will be available on hotnewhiphop, datpiff, and soundcloud.
I really want you guys to know how grateful I am for those who support me! Ya’ll tight! – Ratron