Hi (Rell Heff)! How are you?
“I’m feeling great right now. New York is open and we are back outside again. Eager to work and turn the city up.”
Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
“I had to work extremely hard to get where I’m at. I feel like never meeting my biological father was the absolute best thing to ever happen to me. No way in hell could I ever see any man being a better father to me than the man I call my father. He is my biggest role model and one of the things he always told me since I was young is “think before you act.” That one phrase made me take pride in everything I did growing up and turned me into a perfectionist. With my music I’m so particular in what I put out to the public. Everybody says the songs I hold on to are great songs but if I don’t feel it I won’t put it out. And all that stems from the way I was raised.”
Where are you from?
“I was born in Georgia but moved to NY at 3. So naturally I claim Queens. Laurelton Queens to be exact. Sev Block.”
When did you start music?
“I started writing full verses in 6th grade but I’ve been rhyming words since like the second grade.”
How did you get into music?
“In sixth grade a new kid named Brandon came to my school and taught me how to work my words into a flow. That was my first experience in rap. After that I kept writing, did a couple talent shows, and recorded some freestyle videos for YouTube. In college my brother Leem had been making music with his roommate B3n Gotti. I linked up with them and recorded my first song in 2013. Since then it’s been nonstop.”
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
“Without a doubt the most challenging thing is getting out of my comfort zone. I’ve had to get out of my comfort zone to get money, to make certain people happy, and even to survive. I wont get into any of the things I’ve faced but it’s definitely been challenging.”
Are you currently signed or independent?
“I am fully independent.”
Who inspires you the most musically?
“Overall Eminem because he never cared about anything and always put exactly what he was feeling into his music. But right now Lil Durk. He constantly drops music and it’s always fire.”
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
“I want people to listen and say “nah he’s different.” I’m not tryna be like everyone else or make the same kind of music. Of course I’ll be influenced by the type of music I love but I always put my own twist on things. I want people to know that I’m not the same as everybody else. I’m really like that.”
Tell us about any new music you have coming out. When is it coming out?
“Rell’s Kitchen Deluxe probably dropping around November. That’s my drill side so basically gangsta music for all my dogs that’s outside. Heff’s House is more so party music, vibes for the ladies, and just well put together music as a whole. Block Boyz is gonna tap into the wild minds of myself and Leem. For those who don’t know Leem, he’s a wild boy with wild bars so this is for more of the lyrical listeners. I have something for everybody coming out. I’m really different. I’m really like that.”
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
“Music gives people a certain feeling. Kind of like a high. But it gets boring when everybody starts making the same kind of music. Just know I’m not like everybody else and my music shows that. Facts.”
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