What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is raapper, GetrichyoungLT. LT hails from Grand Rapids Michigan and his bars paint a vivid picture of his everyday reality. We can definitely see LT performing on stages such as Coachella or Rolling Loud. The rising MC is buzzing in hIs hometown so we had to tap in with hIM. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, LT? Your sound is fire! When did you start making music?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: I started making music in 2010 but 2020 is when I said I’m goin to take it serious and perfect my craft and since then I been working Hard making music and shooting videos consistently trying to build my fan base.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: I’m from Grand Rapids, south side, down bottom to be exact.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Grand Rapids. So how did you create your stage name?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: It’s a group of people I’ve been around for a while and we had a plan to get rich so we created a group called GetRichYoung and LT is my initial.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: I watched all my cousins around me rap and get a local buzz. They would perform at all the bars in town and it would feel like it was a big name celebrity it gave me the motivation to try to be the best in the world and chase my dream and I just got love for music and making it.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So who is your biggest Musical influence?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: If your speaking on growing up, I gotta go with Lil Wayne he the goat he made me feel like I had to implement word play at metaphors in my music but Yfn Lucci is who inspires my music influence currentl ..free him
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I feel that. Lucci makes good music! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: Seeing one of my first singles released called Balenciaga hit a 100k steams on Spotify.I think that was my my most defining moment, it gave me more motivation.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So what makes you a unique artist?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: I have a sound that no one else has. Also my word play is top tier. A lot of us rappers have the same story that’s because we come from the same environment but I tell my story with word play and creativity.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Wordplay is key. So what does art mean to you?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: Art is a form of story telling…….it could be using words music or pictures or others things as well.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
GETRICHYOUNGLT: I think Therese no limit to how far I can I see myself goin this year if have a few solid name fits coming it should be a good 2023.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
GETRICHYOUNGLT: Art, education, entertainment.