Rig Hood [righood]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
through dreamz and reality i make music. hip-hop pop And R&B
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
i do most of the draft work, then the "beats/songs etc" gets picked for further use, ie DLR Sade and Paul Cooke. R-King is my collaborator most times while princess beckyBass lyrical adviser also use sR for writing.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
right now! on itunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lo-raine-single/id419170864 We also stream on twitter from time 2 time.
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
2011 new emerging artist award
Please list discography in which you have participated.
r-kings, princess beckyBass DLR Sade an Paul Cooke
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
My dad had a lot of jazz records around. Also, a turntable! Then MTV! The rest is Hx.
What was your musical education?
UHK school of hard knocks i was on the honor roll
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
something in that bob Marley,Jimi Hendrix music had me playing guitar a fusing it with different styles i was like ahhh a way out to the way in. people notice and love my music style, they said that i had something special.
What is your creative process?
the conciseness thought that i will create, is a wild road at times the goal music coming into view, then heard. reality is so inspiring! that one need to go no further then a computer or cityblock to see and feel the world.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
around the clock if creating beats/music, lyrics at night
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
my dreams are a bit different, in that they offer the knowledge to the sound rather than a mere dream writer. so when i'm on the other side and awake melody exist as a blueprint of a dream.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
wow that tough! 4me never is indeed the best answer, snatch it out my hands lol Nahh, u get this feelin that can't b moved and tingling sensation also. 4others when they b quiet with that look or nodding there heads.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
a long hard road that is mapped and archived for you "AKA LIFE", then when you discover your tools go back and reuse with today and tomorrow. while a artist only u can b u.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
on the job part lol. picky people with a limited minds.
How often do you practice?
not much these days, i got it. and when working 4 projects 3x a week
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Ozoned and amp! but not much stage exp yet.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Aaliyah, Eric b and Rakim, Doug e fresh, Nas, Snoop doog, Dogg pound, Depeche Mode, u2, lady gaga, Gwen Stefanie, red hot chilly peppers.
List three songs that are key to your life.
3x a lady Lionel Richie
R. Kelly - Chocolate Factory
Eric B Rakim follow the leader
What should be done to stop piracy?
gun law, TwitterFm is the way! can stream on the radio without download and link to itunes and such.
What type of music do you detest?
wack, singer off the music and vice-versa hype music,,>> "image" <>artist<< but music that sucks
What time did you get up this morning?
2 damn early had a interview haha.
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
ok not great, noways indie and underground label r the rav major don't hollor till big units r in tow. DLR is my label working with Sade an Paul Cooke. Overseas is now taking usa artist seriously sooo get at jaboy let make music.
What other things have you done to make a living?
sell cars, transportation, technician.
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
play on the streets with uncle ben in Memphis at my start no subway here! For the exp, broke each day with possible raise increase after 6 months
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Gwen Stefani, r-kelly, Lady Gaga, naughty by nature, nas, snoop, e40, Keith Sweat, Alicia Keys, u2, CARLOS SANTANA, Anita Baker.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
letdown is ok, don't stop if u know who u r.