Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Reddie V..
How did you decide to become an artist?
Reddie V.: Started writing when I was young (6-7) but it was mainly poetry. My Father and Grandmother are both writers my grandmother writes poetry and my father is more of a story teller so I guess you could say it runs in the family lol. As I got older I started writing lyrics to some of my favorite artists beats and also started to freestyle here and there wth friends and other people. But the time I hit about 15 I really found a passion for song writing and when I had my first show at 17 it made me addicted to the art and the rest is history..
It may be a little cliche but "you can do anything you put your mind to" and "if you want it bad enough you have to go out and make it happen" those quotes always stick with me because not only are they true but everyone hatbhas made it always comes back to those quotes. But I have also heard to be on my P's and Q's because the industry can be shady at times and people try to take advantage of you..
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Haven't done a show in a while but yes I do perform. I believe my last big show was 09 but I plan to have a few this summer so hopefully it all pans out.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
"Put my feelings on the line hoping you would rebound but when niggaz came around you didn't even box out, had ya legs wide open with ya box out" – Reddie V. (Cold Shoulders) feat. D-Lo