What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is producer, Rod212. Rod reps Chicago and Nashville and he has the music chops to match. We can definitely see Rod producing for some of the biggest artists in the industry. The rising producer has been on our radar for a while so we had to tap in with him. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Rod? Thanks for joining us! When did you start making music?
Rod: I started producing back in 2010. I began to release music as an artist in 2020.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Rod: Chicago and Nashville.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Chicago and Nashville. So how did you create your stage name?
Rod: It's my name and my birthday.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope and unique. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Rod: I would just listen to music early in life. I never thought about becoming an artist.
Westleaf Staff: Cool! That's dope. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Rod: As I travel around the nation, life has become my biggest musical influence. I take it upon myself to get out and see what the world has to offer. In return, life helps me create music through its lens.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I feel that. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Rod: Watching my growth on Spotify and Soundcloud. People are starting to pay attention to my music.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! Congrats on your accomplishments. So what makes you a unique artist?
Rod: I can produce music of any genre once I study the genre with fine detail. Then, I like to tell stories over the production.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Rod: Art simply means using little details to create a full picture.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Rod: Competing with the best in the business.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Rod: Creative. Unique Visionary.