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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW TOXICPRODIGY

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

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

I always enjoyed music, but I didn’t totally invest myself in it until I met one of my favorite artists Apathy and realized how anyone can do it if they take it seriously and don’t give up.

Introduce us to your members and your musical history.

When I was very young I loved playing the drums, I never took lessons so it was more of a trial and error type thing,  then I started writing poetry and just journaling my thoughts through rhyming.

In high school I went to a lot of local hip-hop shows and eventually when I turned 21, I decided I was going to pursue a music career, I’ve been an artist & Producer since.

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

That is very true, for about 3 years I didn’t know if it was even going anywhere, to be honest, I kept investing in it like a business and I run it like a business. It wasn’t until this year that I started to see a good return on all the investments in the first 3 years. It’s still not my main income but it’s getting closer to that point and I’m so thankful for that!

We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?

Absolutely!

Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories? 

I don’t really get into conspiracy theory stuff honestly just never been my thing!

Let’s share the love, what bands are doing really well in your Town / City?

Not really, I would say from my city, there have been a few to make it big like Snak The Ripper & Merkules but for underground artists, I’d have to say Junk has been doing well for a long time that’s why I had to team up with him on “Crack Audio”

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

Don’t listen to all the hate, stay consistent and work on your craft and you’ll be glad you didn’t give up!

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

Not really honestly I wasn’t out of work for very long so I was lucky to not be affected as much.

What was the worst experience on stage?

One time recently actually, the DJ accidentally started my set off with the wrong beat and I didn’t notice until I was halfway into it and had to stop and put the right beat on but it was all good it was more funny than anything.

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

I think people would be surprised to know that I’ve only been outside of Canada once in my life, hoping to change that soon though!

If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it? 

It’s dark and emotional but real and encouraging all at the same time.



What makes you stand out as an artist?

I’m as real as they come, I don’t really follow trends like most artists I like to go against the grain and have the sound I want.

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

I do yes I just released my debut album Someone Save Me . I’d like to talk about 1 song in particular though, “Crack Audio” featuring Junk. This song is absolutely crazy to me from the beat of the verses. I basically decided to call out all the artists that are faking proper success in hopes to achieve the success that hard work brings.

Talk me through the thought process of the new release.

I got the beat from Starkore, I originally had a couple that I thought Junk would suit and I sent them to him we narrowed it down to this one and I recorded a verse and hook and sent it back to Junk, he then sent his verse and I mixed and mastered the song with Cik Mik at Oasis Studio.

What was the recording process like?

Quite quickly honestly I don’t like to get in the booth unless I know I got something good. Junk definitely had me stepping up my game for sure.

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

It was interesting anyone who’s listened to my music knows I tend to stick with slower flows but I sped it up on this one.  It turned out great so I’m glad I decided to take a different approach.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

I was very on the fence about adding some banter in the intro but I felt keeping it simple was the best option. 

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

Do what you love even if people think it’s weird or not possible to be successful in doing what you love!