What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is RF Grim straight outta Memphis, Tennessee. Grim's been making moves in his hometown so we had to tap in with him. Checkout the interview below!
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Grim? When did you start making music?
RFG GRIM: I been making music damn near my whole life on some fun shit wit my cousin nem. They a hit me like "bruh spit sum hot shit" and I would straight freestyle for the whole crowd, whether we in the house, at the store, at school or wherever. We just did that shit to pass time, I never thought about taking it serious until my high school years. That's when I started to see people blowing up and lives change forever.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
RFG GRIM: Hell yea, shit I remember riding around bumping some Three 6, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Po Pimp, Project Pat allat shit man. I was mostly wit my pops my early life so I fucked wit what he did. This take me all the way back to a simpler time when shit was all cool and cordial.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope. Shoutout to your pops. What city do you represent?
RFG GRIM: I represent Memphis, Tennessee. The one and only place I could ever call home. I grew up there, it's where I spent most of my time as a kid so it's only right I put on.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Tennessee. Y'all have a lot of talent. So how did you create your stage name?
RFG GRIM: I really aint have to think about it too hard. Since I was a baby I always had a gloomy looking expression on my face, I can't help it it's just me. So when I grew older and got around more people I would always hear somebody say something like "why you looking like that" or "what's wrong" when I be chilling whole time. That's where I got that GRiM shit, but RFG is my family, that's what I stand for.
Westleaf Staff: I love that. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
RFG GRIM: I gotta give that to Lil Wayne off the rip. Nobody topping the shit he doing or what he done did. Think about it, who was on all the radio stations in the early 2000's? Big bro the goat for real.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Love your grind bro! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
RFG GRIM: I would have to say after all that school shit, that's when life start to hit and you start seeing people for who they really are.
Westleaf Staff: That's real bro! So what does art mean to you?
RFG GRIM: Art is a form of expression, art is everything from the clothes you wear to the food you eat. To me, art is life.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
RFG GRIM: I can only strive for the best. This life shit move so fast and unexpected you never know what's in for you next. I see myself on tour somewhere in a few years from now, traveling around the world and allat.
Westleaf Staff: Facts! What makes you a unique artist?
RFG GRIM: I feel like everybody unique in they own way in all honesty, but shit I'm not too different from anyone else that came from where I did. Everybody got a voice and they own story.
Westleaf Staff: That's so true. I wish you much success in your career! Before we go, describe music in three words.
RFG GRIM: Three words. Creative, Aural, Artistic.
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