“Writing for me has become something like a recap process.”
I’ve been bumpin Roderic for a couple years now, and since he just dropped a new video [that was on point I must say] for “Thrown AMF” last Friday, I thought it would be the perfect time to pick his brain. Check out what the local Tacoma rapper has been up to since his appearance on 106 & Park, and why if he could he would get advice from Young Money Cash Money rapper Bidman.
What made you go into Rapping??
I was always a music lover but I was actually shy as a kid. I started to write everything that i didn’t say which eventually evolved to rhymes, full songs, and then shows. I haven’t stopped since
As you know Washington State really isn’t on the map now a days especially when it comes to rap music. How do you think your music can change that?
I think I have a solid understanding of musical dynamics vs. the market which shows in my music. Not everyone can or even wants to walk the fine line of making something radio and television worthy while still remaining lyrically witty, or delivering a message. Thats always been a challenge that I’m up for
You was on 106&Park a couple years ago, has that helped your career out in anyway?
It was definitely a plus! the feedback from viewers via twitter, facebook & youtube was incredible. I took that moment as a opportunity to build new relationships and get on a few peoples radar. but no stage is big enough to keep me out the booth so to be honest i enjoyed the moment but soon after i just wanted to get back to the studio.
Has your rap style ever been compared to anyone that’s mainstream?
Yeah, My bro Dj ill will always says i remind him of a 2011 nelly… Thats prolly my favorite comparison. Nelly was actually the 1st artist I seen perform live, and also the 1st one I opened for. I’ve always thought his entrance to the game was dope as well!
If you could get advice from any artist in the game right now who would it be and why?
I think I’d wanna chop it up with birdman. business wise, I feel like he’s got the formula for how to move in this day & age. You see him & his camp merging with others when necessary and always keeping up their pace although their on top. Thats definitely somebody to listen to.
Last I checked you write your own music. What do you use for inspiration when writing?
Mainly my own life. Writing for me has become something like a recap process. If i just got in from a fly ass party then i’ll probably be talkin that fly shit. If i just seen something on TV that’s got me feeling philosophical, then you might here a deep track from me. I think its perfect that way. as long as I’m paying attention there’s always more to write about.
You just had a video drop for “Thrown AMF” and I must say the video was on point, and reminded me of Moms Weekend at Eastern. What was your favorite part in filming the video?
The Entire thing!! I was scheduled for a show in Ellensburg for CWU students, but knew I was gonna be in town a day early. A couple students told me that weekend would be crazy so i grabbed my bros from orynge productions and they pretty much rolled the camera while i did my thing. it was a non stop two-day party! I’m glad i was able to give the students something dope to look at as well.
Now for those like myself that are truly feelin this song where can we download it and what mixtape or album of yours will it be on?
Its definitely gonna be on my full length project which will be out no later than sept. I’m kind if keeping the name hidden as well. but I can guarantee it’ll all be worth the wait. As for as the song…
Now that your video has dropped, what’s next for Roderic?
Shows, more videos, and a full length project no later than sept. Stay tuned!
Ok last question and I always do this one for my ladies. You have a song with Sean Carson named Gutter Girls, have your found your Gutter Girl yet? Or are you still looking for your Miss Ma?
Hahaha, Naah i still haven’t found either or!… maybe she’ll come find me instead lol, @RodericMusic
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