,,Live for today, look in the future, and just forget about yesterday!” We are happy to introduce you to the rising rapper and songwriter – Eastside RK !
[Blaster] Thank you for your time Eastside! What music did you grow up listening to?
Eastside RK: I grew up listening to Jay z, Biggie, Nas, NWA, Snoop Dogg, 2 Pac, Outkast.
[Blaster] How did you become involved in music production?
Eastside RK: I got involved with music production when I was about 12 when I wrote my first song called “Struggle” even though I never recorded it, that’s when it started, when I was about 16 I started investing in my home studio, with just a laptop an a mic an thought myself how to record an mix music.
[Blaster] How would you describe your musical style?
Eastside RK: I’ll describe my music style as real rap music.
[Blaster] Who writes your songs?
Eastside RK: I’ve wrote all my music.
[Blaster] Is there an hidden meaning in your music?
Eastside RK: I’ll say since 2014 my music developed from just writing rhymes to having a meaning behind it when I lost both my older brother my cousin an my bestfriend to street violence. I always speak from they situation an what they been through an how I made it out an out lived my life longer then them an im only 27. So yeah my music have alot of hidden meaning people can relate to.
[Blaster] Do you collaborate with other musicians? What is that process?
Eastside RK: I collaborate with a lot of dope artist. The process really just depends. Local artist may be out of town so the leads to basically sending sessions back an forth. But must most people I worked with we both be in the studio, we catch a real good vibe off a beat an feed off the energy from each other an make some magic.
[Blaster] Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
Eastside RK: Again my artistic inspiration comes from my past an the things I been through growing up in poverty, not really having the best of thing as a kid, losing both my older brothers an cousin an my best friend. An just current situation that goes on in the world today. That’s what drives me to write music.
[Blaster] What skills have you learned that will help you in your music career?
Eastside RK: I’ve learned a lot of skills but the most important one that help with my music career would be networking. You have to network. That’s the most important skill you can have.
[Blaster] Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organization?
Eastside RK: I do have a label that I am building right now. It’s called Ride The Wave Records. Meaning of this name is to catch a wave why its moving because if you don’t think, you might miss an opportunity of a life time. Live for today and look for the future and forget about yesterday.
[Blaster] Who are you inspired by?
Eastside RK: I’m inspired by first the man above who gave me faith an the knowledge to write music, also my fans for the love an support to keep me going, my girl, my family an the whole ride the wave family.
[Blaster] What are the main topics for most of your songs? Do you think topics will change overtime?
Eastside RK: Struggle, poverty, family, envy, life. Only time would tell if my topics my change, I am still developing as an artist an still have a lot to learn. But as of now, no I don’t think I well because this is me an who i am.
[Blaster] What are you working on right now? Did you release something in the past? What do you feel is the best song you ever released and why?
Eastside RK: Right now I’m working on a EP called Cold World with this amazing R&B Singer name Bekah Baby. I have 3 mixtapes out right now with alot of singles streaming on all digital platforms.
Its a song called “Know The Rest” this song means alot to me because its the first song I put alot of energy an pain an explained the situation with my brother when they past away. Its a really deep song an i feel this song is for anyone who lost someone close to them from family envy an greed.
[Blaster] At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Eastside RK: I hope people take trust have to be earned an sometimes it can be the ones you love that would disappoint you the most or hurt you. So always keep some type of guard up with letting certain people into your inner circle.
[Blaster] What would be your dream collaboration, with any musician or producer?
Eastside RK: That easy, Jay z would be one musician I’ll love to work with.
[Blaster] How do you balance your music with other obligations – school, hobby, job?
Eastside RK: Time management, you have to have time management because everyone still have a life outside of music. So I set times when I takes breaks from the music to be with family an take vacation trips.
[Blaster] Would you like to give any message to your fans?
Eastside RK: Message to fans – I appreciate all of the love and support so much. It really humbles me when listeners can identity with my music. Stay tuned for my new releases, upcoming projects, and shows.
[Blaster] Can you share you contact information, social networks links for your fans but also for cooperation with other musicians?
Working with other musicians, whether singers, rappers or producers is always great. If you would like to collab or record in my studio you can reach me at the following links The handle is for IG is @eastside_RK https://instagram.com/
eastside_rk?igshid= tsobgw1cprkc The handle for YouTube is Eastside RK and the link is https://www.youtube.com/ channel/ UCeiTun94BngCuJYA2CwRbJg The handle for FB is @RkMusicEnt The link is https://m.facebook.com/ RKmusicEnt/ The handle for Link tree is @eastsiderk https://linktr.ee/eastsiderk