24: Where are you from and how long have you been rapping?
RE: I am from the 9th Ward of New Orleans and I have been rapping since about 1997 when I was in the 5th grade.
24: How would you describe your sound and style?
RE: I think my sound is a fusion of a conscious logical mind mixed with a aggressive yet precise delivery. Almost like a ninja. Whatever my target is I can execute with full force but u can still see the art in the technique that is being used. A jack of all trades when it comes to substance but overall my music is catered to the under dog. some may say that i am random but i think i just tend to think faster than the average person.
24: Tell me who would you say is currently your biggest musical influence right now?
RE: There’s so many artist to name but I probably wouldn’t be rapping if it weren’t for Mystikal and I’ll say that in every interview that I do until I get do a song with him!(lol). Currently it would have to be T.I. and Kanye West. They seem to be big critics of themselves and so am I.
24: How did you link up with Super Producer DJ Toomp?
RE: I met Toomp through one of my friends from High School when I moved to Atlanta my Junior year nearly about 5 years ago. At that time I didn’t who he was. I played him my demo which consisted of a bunch of freestyles. he gave me his number and told me to call him and I did. Over time I just stayed consistent in going up to the studio even if was just to show my face. I would bring him all my new material and he would help me make my freestyles into songs. I dropped a mixtape called “Spaceships and Satellites” around the time he was working with Mr. West on the “Graduation” album. After working with Kanye he knew he had to take his label creatively to a higher level and the rest is history.
24: With so many new artist dropping albums and getting signed how will you separate yourself from the rest?
RE: My versatile is second to none. My storytelling ability as an MC is great. I don’t really see that many artist doing that. Everyone is putting out mixtapes to stay relevant but I choose quality over quantity! The concepts of a lot of my records really forces you to use your imagination. In addition to that i believe that my passion for the music attracts people to me.
24: Tell me some of the projects your working on currently?
RE: Me and Nesby Phips(who Produced Countless hits for Curren$y) are working on a project titled “Pineapple Soda Drinkin’ Space Ninjaz” . Me and My crew the Blackberry Boyz are dropping there project this year which I am executive producing. I’m doing a lot of ghost writing this year as well. I haven’t thought of any other future titles but I’m just recording records right now.
24: What advice would you give to other up and coming trying to get into the game from your experience so far?
RE: Be yourself always! Never compromise yourself(in my Michael Jackson Voice). “All I gotta say is that they don’t really care about us”! The music industry is all about what you can do for them, but if you got your hustle right you can make it work for you.
24: What should everyone look out for from you in 2010?
RE: The best quality music I can offer.
24: Any thing you want to promote before we go?
RE: Definitely, my website www.reisthefuture.com, www.twitter.com/reisthefuture and BLACKBERRY BOYZ!