WEB MUSIC HUB SITS DOWN WITH R3TRO
Updated: Sep 28
Our team at WMH has a chance to sit down and ask R3TRO some key questions to learn more about his story. 1. What first got you into music?
What first got me into music initially was Michael jackson. I was amazed by how talented of a performer he was and the effect he had. At first I thought it was the dancing so I wanted to be an industry choreographer but as I grew up the love for dancing lessened and my curiosity of making my own music grew even more. So I started fucking around with my friends until the love grew more and we wanted to gain more knowledge into what music really was, and learn the ins and outs and the history behind music.
2. Who or what inspired you to make music?
My friend Saint Laurent inspired me to make music and actually take it seriously. He worked at one of the most popular studios in our city at that time, and him working there gave all of us an opportunity to network with some of the major artists in our city at that time. That time spent they’re inspired to really take our music and artistry to the next level.
3. What is your creative process like?
I usually don’t record much. It’s really all about the vibe I’m feeling. I have to be really high in emotion to really step in the booth, whether I’m happy, sad, mad, confused, or feeling myself. It always has to be at the peak of that emotion for me to really let out what I’m feeling. But once I’m there I’ll crack out like 5-10 tracks that week and stop for like a good month. They are all top tier though so I’m comfortable with taking that break.
4. Has your musical journey had a deliberate direction?
I’d say so, it’s been very straightforward and I’ve had immense support from everyone around me. One thing I’m forever proud to say is that I know my city has my back when it comes to support. They showed that on numerous occasions. But other than that I’ve gained a consistent gain of support from everywhere out my city, country, and continent. The R3 Family is only on a rise and has never been on a decline since the movements started.
5. What is your biggest musical challenge?
My biggest musical challenge for myself is really creating timeless hits that can never not be played. Music that leaves a mark in everyone’s life. I want and will leave a legacy and create a household name for myself.
6. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
If I wasn’t for my music career I’d be extremely lost in my life. I’m from a rough area in my city where chances like this are slim to none. Odds are completely against us but I want to be the change of that.
7. How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The Internet is what breaks your career. If you want to really be able to become a worldwide mega star, you have to be able to engage with your fanbase on all platforms. They need to be able to feel like they’re right there with you on that journey. That's how you really leave a stamp and grow a cult fanbase.
8. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
To just look straight in your own lane, don’t switch, don't bend and don’t fold. Just stay in your own lane and mind your own. Move with a genuine heart and good things will come.
9. If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give
Keep following your dreams and being curious, all the lil moves you think was for nothing is preparing you for what’s to come.
10. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The way music is viewed, for people to really take in the detail of music and give credit to those behind the scenes because they are just as much as stars as the artist.
11. What’s next for you?
I’ll be pushing my deluxe mixtape, and I’m working on my R&B Ep coming very soon right after that. Also plan to grow my fashion and modelling career in the time I’m working on my projects.
My music gives you every possible vibe to fulfill every listener's taste. There’s not one song that doesn’t make your head nod, get you up and moving, in your deepest of feelings, or motivate you to be a better you. I’m extremely versatile and love all kinds of music so I dabble into it all and it shows in my catalog. My name R3TRO comes from my extreme love for 80s,90, 2000’s music. My whole goal is to modernize the music from the past and create a legacy of songs that can be played and remembered for decades, timeless music. So I’d love for you guys to join R3TROWRLD where time does not exist and we are forever young.