How old are you?
21 years old.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little Bio of you.
My name is ReV and I’m 21 years old and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I am the oldest of two children from my mother and father. I was never privileged so I at a young age I was able to relate to my community and the situations of my neighborhood. “He has a lot of potential, but he doesn’t apply himself.” That’s what my mom always heard from my teachers while I was in Elementary school. I didn’t notice it at the time but at a young age I was destined for greatness. I’m just trying to walk in my purpose, and that’s why I do music.
How long have you been doing music?
At 15 I started to write and when I was about 17 I started to record my own material.
What made you go in to music?
Growing up I was into the arts category, I never played sports. My thing was drawing. I would draw superheroes for hours creating my own little comic books and sharing it with my friends until my teenage years I discovered how to draw pictures with words. Being introduced to poetry, it was a way that I could tap into the area inside of me that scared me the most. It was a way to vent, to express my emotions. Listening to Biggie Smalls for the first time made me write my first piece.
Are you a signed Artist?
No I am independent.
What instruments do you play?
I used to play African drums in school.
Who are your influences?
The Notorious B.I.G, Kanye West, Wu Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Nas, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake.
When will your new material be out?
In September my EP will be released.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
When I’m on the train, and alone at the latest times of night.
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
I see my fanbase growing rapidly, I see myself leaving my mark in this world. I wanna give the world something to remember, whether it’s proving people wrong by my success or someone being so inspired by my creation that they go and create something memorable for themselves that the whole world can benefit from.
If you wasn’t doing music what would you be doing?
I’ll always be a businessman, so I would have to say working hard so that one day I could own a hotel chain. I’m also really fascinated with politics and social justice I would like to see what I could do there.
When your not doing music,what do you do?
I watch A LOT movies. I also catch up on my childhood, I watch a lot of the cartoons I grew up on and I watch episodes of Martin.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or band who would it be?
I’d definitely collaborate with Lorde. She’s a crossover artist but she’s from New Zealand. A collaboration with her would definitely be a beautiful sonic picture.
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be?
Jay-Z! He’s the big homie.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Love God, love people, follow your passion, and do you.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Never take no for an answer. There is no such thing as failure, just find another way in. Always, always create. Innovate. Don’t be afraid to paint something no one’s ever painted before.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Success is the best revenge.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you can not forget?
My lyrics, my lyrics, my lyrics, my lyrics, and… my lyrics!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
My Twitter,and my Instagram are both under the name @mynameisReV