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Little Red Rum - Interview

1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?

I go by the name of Little Red Rum, I'm an experimental, black metal influenced and underground based hip hop artist who runs a serial killer image. I was born and raised in the cold country of Norway.

2. What made you start making music?

I always had it in me to create some sort of music, I never knew what I wanted to make until Eminem's Recovery was released. I was ten years old, just gazing at the tv commercial for the record, then I knew. Some years later I picked up the bass guitar and was influenced by rock and metal music.

3. Who are your influences in rap?

My top three influences in rap must be Eminem, Yelawolf and Hopsin. I didn't hit the rap scene until 2010 so it was all very unknown to me before I got the music slapped in the face.

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?

Not much to brag about, most of my underground favorites have turned to the mainstream creation of music, there is no more hope for evolving I'm afraid. There are a few of us such as myself who wants very much to begin creating new paths in the underground. You can be dope, but you must do something different in order for people to follow and expand on it.

5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people clicking on?

It is as simple as the fact that I am the very first person in the world to ever combine Norwegian Black Metal with Underground Hip Hop, or rap in general. It's not to everyone's liking, but some people will hopefully get it and understand the concepts, the stories and get a chance to enjoy the dark atmospheres. This is different than your regular horrorcore music.

6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?

ILL'EFEK /@IllMassacreMusic

He was the first one to truly recognize what I was doing/going for and we have since 2019 created two records together and a handful of other tracks on my other albums and EP's. He is such a talented MC, a pretty decent producer and he gives some motivational speeches that helps EVERYONE. Guy's my nr. 1.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

My favorite process is the first stage of it all, the line that pops up in your head during a shower. That "Oh my! I gotta write this down!".

When it comes to the actual recordings it must be when creating the chorus. I always do some different voices and vocals, add them all on top of each other and BAM! Sounds solid. You don't even have to be that good of a singer!

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year?

Since 2019 I have been releasing record after record but not really gotten anywhere. The production has sucked for the most part and I've done it all with a basic 25 dollar microphone. Now I have decided to re-record and remake all of my music, put it out again and hope for the better result. I recently released my second ever EP "Parousia" as a remake today! It sounds like it should and it has this atmosphere that totally creeps up on the back of your shoulders. Some decent serial killer tracks and a mouthful of screaming.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music?

As long as you have a great functional brain your mind will never run out of words and ideas for a creative process. We all hit the rock bottom of the mind sometimes, a solid writer's block. But it's all forgotten when the first words pop in and you are ready for another chapter. Just keep grinding.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world?

I want my music to be written in stone as some of the most wicked music to ever be created. I want a whole genre created (starting it all off with "Satanic Boom Bap") with what I am currently making and an absolute cult following that will keep following till I pass and even after.

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

I can't give all of the creds to my homie ILL'EFEK so this one goes out to Steve Aliment/@Saliment. He's a grown man, been following the music ever since the great 60s/70s. I hit him up and we have ever since made some brilliant tracks together. I love to collaborate with someone who creates music that is to genre-wise different from mine, and also for them to experience the ultimate creation with combining their sound with mine, it's something different for sure. Steve pulls out his guitars and creates amazing tunes, even when I only wanted his vocals. Such a great dude!

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

Ah! I have been through some different changes with different people, almost everyone has done me the favor of creating something unique that I like. Now currently there's my main girl Michelle Ambre/@GFX_Michelle who's doing all of my art work. I push her to the limit but she really ends up thanking me for it after she has made one of her many masterpieces.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

That is also different, I need to look for many hours to find something that fits my style. Most of what I browse through is trap beats, I don't know why everyone finds a liking to that stuff.

The production I do myself, but I pay for every beat that I jump on.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?

All of my currently released music remade. That's the complete goal. Some tracks will be put down, other's will come to existance. More collaborations on OTHER's work hopefully.

15. Link the fans to your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so they can follow you!

Twitter: @Little_Red_Rum

Instagram: @Little_Red_Rum

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