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Reed Starks - Interview

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

●I got my name from my actual middle name and I’m into comic books and TonyStark is one of my favorites so I incorporated it into my name. Trying to behomage x3000

2. What made you start making music?

●When I was little I always knew I would delve into music. Rap has been apart ofmy life and I correlate so much with it that I knew that’s what I wanted to do whenI was about 8. I was a very sporty kid but once I hit my teenage years I started topick back up on music and rapping in general. Now I’m here

3. Who are your influences in rap?

●Man there’s a long list but J Cole and Kendrick Lamar are my two idols. Thosetwo have always been so relatable on every aspect of their music with me,regardless of situations. I model most pen after K dot but I would also say Sabaand JID are also big pen influences. I would also add Doom and Earl Sweatshirtin there too.

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

●I think it’s bigger than ever and it’s only just expanding. I love to see differentsounds from the underground make it mainstream. Whether it be Lo-Fi orExperimental, it’s looking like an uproar is coming to mainstreams soon.

5. What are your goals for the new year regarding music?

●Just to keep getting better and better. I’m not near the potential that I could be inthe next 3-5 years and I’m only working my way towards that with the amount ofpractice and verses I write. It’s all about progressing to be your bestest self.

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

●Man there’s so many people to think about but I would definitely have to say mymom and my best friend/fiancé. These two have kept me on the right track tobecoming successful and only give me the best advice when deciding anything.Love 'em both from the bottom of my heart as they both have always had mybest interest for me.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

●Some days I write an exuberant amount of verses and some days I’m only stuckto one. My process really just stems from how I’m feeling that day and how I’mincorporating my words to the song. I'm eager to do my best writing as that iswhat separates the rapper from MC. I’m always on go mode when it comes tomusic so it’s really just me feeling on a 1-10 scale for recording. Either I’ll feel notso good and record a lazy verse or I am at 8 and my energy is through the roofthat day. It just depends.

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

●I actually just dropped a little EP with some freestyles and unreleased songs (thatwill be streaming soon) on SoundCloud titled “Southside Vol.1”. I got a singlecoming out on Halloween and my debut project is coming near the end ofNovember, late December. I’m ready for people to hear what I’ve been up to.

9. What have you been doing music wise while in COVID times?

●Not really crazy but it is definitely harder to link up with people and get tosessions with COVID around. Definitely hope to get into some sessions soon withthe people who have been trying to link.

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

●Knowing that I tried to make relatable music while still showing people it doesn’tmatter where you're from, you put in the hard work and try at it, the results willsoon show itself. Im all for helping in anybody’s life in any type of way causewe’re all humans, you know?

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

●Im starting to get a lot of collaborations but I would say me and Najii Person got a tracktogether that will be put out in due time. Genuine guy and he’s been getting alot of lovehe deserves. I would also say working with one of my best friends Crafton has beennothing short of awesome. Dudes, one of them ones let me tell ya.

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

●I make all my cover art but have had help from an amazing artist namedChaztherealest. Dude's work is phenomenal. I would definitely go check out hisartwork if you're looking for something new and fresh.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

●Nelle Tha Composer and Lucas Quinn make most of my beats. These two are mygo-to’s.

14. What can we expect next from you ?

●A lot of raps and fun tracks that hopefully stay in people's ears in times to come.

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

Twitter: @FernandesKolby

Instagram: @Reed_Starks

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