Richard Robinson is the new kid on the block and with the sounds of his music and dope songs, he is invited in the rap game. He’s fresh and has swagger. Richard Robinson is definitely an artist to lookout for. Don’t forget the name. One song that is great to start with (this is for you new listeners!) is “Worst Behavior.” “Worst Behavior” is lit and a track that is current to what you hear on rap stations on the radio.
So we got the chance to interview Richard Robinson to talk about his artistry, upcoming plans, and what he wants all his fans and new listeners to know about him as a new artist. Peep the interview below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
My name is Richard Robinson and I’m a 22 year old Houston rapper/singer/producer. I’ve been making music for years now but only just now switching lanes into hip hop about a year ago. Music is less of just something to do and more something I feel I have to do, the first time I ever heard myself on a rap beat, I listened to it and was like “damn, I’ve never heard anybody sound like this before” and immediately changed lanes into my own. Originality is in demand and my music is pretty damn original.
How would you describe your sound?
The best way to describe my sound, as vague is it is, if by listening to it. Comparatively speaking, there really isn’t anyone out there that sounds the way I do on a track, and with me, versatility is key, so there’s no one song of mine that I sound the same on, everything is original.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
My experience has been generally positive. Every time I get free time, music. Every time I’m on break, music. I love doing music almost as much as I love preforming it. That’s what makes the time and dedication worth it, being told by everybody at a low key open mic that all your shit you’ve poured money and time into is dope. Honestly the only real downside is that I don’t have enough time to actually work on music while working two jobs. The dream isn’t to get rich, it’s to live comfortably and work every day on music.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
Primarily, my biggest focus right now is preforming and marketing. Going on I as many open mics, entering as many competitions and submitting music to every place that accepts unsolicited music as often as I can. Even if I do have dope music, it doesn’t matter if no one knows I have it. However, in my spare time I’ve been working on several new songs to add to the mixtape. It’s never bad to keep working, especially if what you’re putting out is good.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Well, seeing as I’m a newer musician, I don’t have a vast majority of experiences to where I can pick and choose from for the best one. But I will say that each time I preform, the crowd goes fucking nuts, and it doesn’t matter who I’m preforming in front of, the crowd loves the music that I preform, and it doesn’t matter if it’s 1 person or 1000, getting love and appreciation for music you solely created without any outside influence from people you don’t know is the greatest experience of my life, not just my music career.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s)
In my head the ideal collaboration would be with someone, famous or not, who genuinely knows what they’re doing, and actually cares about what they’re doing and is good at it. There’s a lot of people out there that talk big game but really aren’t shit, but to collaborate with someone who has the same mindset I do would be fun as fuck.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I have a three legged dog that I would literally kill somebody for. That dog is my world.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Making music on your own is not always a good experience, sometimes it’s fucking soul crushing, but the good and the bad are always important. All of it matters and makes you stronger. For those that may be reading and are going through the same shit I am with trying to make a name out of yourself know this: no one is going to help you but you. The quicker you realize that the better because it’s gonna be a long hard road out of hell.
What can we expect from you in the future?
It’s simple, I’m going to keep putting out good music and I’m gonna keep preforming at every place that will take me. Even with all this going on there’s a second, collaborative mixtape I’m working on with one of the Houston artists I preform with. I guess what you can always expect from me is that I’ll always stay busy.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I’m always open to constructive criticism, if you check out my music feel free to tell me what you like about it or what you don’t, because at least I know you’re listening and that’s what matters to me most.
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