Beyond The Lens (Music): All week we have been catching up with artists coming up in the Connecticut area. Connecticut remains a place where creative thoughts are put to work in a variety of ways and Richie P knows this. I got in touch with the hip hop artist over the week to ask a few questions about his career and he gladly took us on. Enjoy the interview!
~*~*Beyond The Lens /w Kid Rich*~*~
Internet Hollywood: Long time no speak Kid Rich!!! It’s been a while since we talked so I’m definitely excited to feature you on InternetHollywood.com for the very first time. How is everything? Are you working on anything right now that you would like our readers to know about?
P: Everything is great right now. My bday just passed, blessed to be here. But I’m actually not even going as kid rich no more. it’s Richie P now. I’m working on my first EP right now tho. “It’s About Time” hopefully coming the end of the year but it’s no rush. Just making sure everything right.
Internet Hollywood: Most of our readers are unaware with the Mayhem Musikk era that pretty much set the blue print to Internet Hollywood. I remember interviewing Joe Banga and saying the same thing. Since then we have noticed a huge change in the music industry and how much the sound has changed to sounds like rappers Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert put out. Have you took note to this and made some changes in your sound since its trendy?
P: The new sound it’s good but that’s just not my wave. I’m just from a different era. You always have the ppl that say “u should make this type of song” but that’s just not me, not switching anything. Now me personally, I don’t listen to Uzi or Yachty. I just like bars.
Internet Hollywood. I remember interviewing Joe Banga and saying the same thing. Since then we have noticed a huge change in the music industry and how much the sound has changed to sounds like rappers Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert put out. Have you took note to this and made some changes in your sound since its trendy? Internet Hollywood Question 3: Where did the origin of the name Kid Rich come from?
P: I’ve always been kid rich since I started rapping from like 15-16. this around the time everybody had a Lil or a young in they name. lol. I wanted something different, but right now I’m just at a stage in my life where I needed change. The kid was just not working with what I was doing so Richie P was transformed and that’s how I’m rocking now.
Internet Hollywood: What would you say is your biggest challenge as an independent artist?
P: Biggest challenge? Everything. lol. s*** anything worth having is a challenge but for me it’s probably just more on the business sidE, gotta have them plugs and connects and me, I’m just not a talkative person like that.
Internet Hollywood: The Internet is clearly the leading force of everything that’s trending nowadays. It almost seems as if its career suicide to not have a social media presence. Do you feel this is true, and if so, what has been the most useful tool that you used to build your brand online?
P: Yeah. Social media is everything now. I’m not too computer savvy. lol. But I try and keep up wit it. It’s all good to build ya brand from IG to Snapchat or these streaming platforms like SoundCloud to Spotify, I’m on it all. lol. Just not trying be this microwave success that social media does bring.
Internet Hollywood: What underground and mainstream artists are you interested in collaborating with?
P: I’m down to work wit anybody that’s dope and really about they craft, preferably someone wit bars tho.
Internet Hollywood: Have you gone through any failures that changed the way you are or how you do things as an artist?
P: I try not to look at things as failures just more of a lesson learned, always going have ups and downs tho, that’s just life ….never a smooth sail.
Internet Hollywood: How do you want the world to look at Kid Rich when you reach the ultimate goal you seek?
P: When I do reach the level that I’m aiming for I just want ppl to say “that boy can rap his off and make dope music.”
Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview Rich. I look forward to writing more about you in the future!
~*~*Thank you for reading*~*~
Richie P: Soundcloud