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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN ARTIST 6IXTH ELEMENT 

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

Thanks for having me!

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music has always been a thing for me. My Dad is a musician so, I grew up around the stage. My earliest attempts at music were middle school punk bands with my friends. In high school, I started making beats using Fruity Loops 3 on the family computer, which is when I began finding my place in hip-hop.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I started making hip-hop beats, emceeing, and engineering in high school. After studying audio production and working for several years as a professional audio engineer at KMG Life Studios in Boulder, CO, I began releasing music as a solo artist. I’ve released 8 singles, a few guest features, and a couple of cyphers.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

As long as I am seeing personal development and growth, then I’m progressing. I feel good about the direction that I’m heading as long as I continue to challenge myself. I’ve put a lot on my plate this year, so 2023 is going to be all about progress.

How have your song writing skills developed over time?

When I first started writing, it was all about bars, So, I’d write pages upon pages and rap for minutes straight. Now, my approach is to let the beat breathe, build off of the hook, and spit the most impactful 16 bars possible.

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

I think the community as a whole needs to take responsibility and hold each other accountable. There’s probably not one particular solution. Everyone just needs to do better, because no one should be meant to feel unsafe within hip-hop or any music community.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

Social media is basically a second job as an artist. I prefer Instagram and the top three tips I would give anyone trying to grow there would be to post frequently, use relevant hashtags, and build a community.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

I’m a certified personal trainer. I play piano. I was Student Body President in High School.

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

First of all, I do think that Spotify should be paying artists much higher royalties. As an artist, I believe that it is important to utilize Spotify as a tool to build your audience instead of thinking of it as a primary form of revenue.



Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?

They were always The Berenstein Bears to me!

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

I mostly bought studio equipment and fitness gear. But I did have a bit of an addiction to the SNKRS app and buying retro Jordans. Still do.

What was the worst experience on stage?

Several years back, I was opening up for Casual, Cali Agents, and Tha Alkaholiks. I started feeling sick earlier in the day, and by the time the doors opened, I could hardly talk. I resorted to alcohol in an attempt to overcome my illness. Overall, I felt my performance was sloppy and I felt out of breath, but I was told I did good. The next day, I was found to have bronchitis. To this day, I’m not thrilled with that performance, but proud to have pushed through. 

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

Maybe not a surprise if you follow me on Instagram, but I’m a huge professional wrestling fan and I love traveling with my son and wife to see major PPV events.

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

I try to not put myself in a box creatively which gives me infinite options. I stay true to myself artistically which allows me to remain relatable even when rapping about weird abstract concepts that are not typically heard in mainstream music.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

My latest single, “Spiritual Form” was released on January 6th, 2023 along with an accompanying music video shot by Mentally Rich Media.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

“Spiritual Form” is a soulful boom-bap track with a catchy hook and lyrical verses contemplating existence, the human condition, and the mark we leave behind. 

What was the recording process like?

The track was recorded at my home studio. I engineer and mix my own projects so I like to just get a beat, hone in and knock out the verses. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Keeping it simple. Sometimes I try to do too much or use to many words. It’s best to slow down and simplify.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

No, I’m happy with how it came out and ready to keep moving forward.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I’ll have new music coming out on a monthly basis, so please subscribe to my YouTube Channel