Welcome to Playing 8 Questions With, where we bring you a quick Q&A with a curated up & coming artist. This week we talk to Remedy Rhyme, a dope femcee I’m currently bumping out of Maryland. Give her an ear!
Introduce yourself to our readers.
What’s up Above Average Hip-Hop! I go by the name of Remedy Rhyme. I grew up in North Carolina, but I was born (May 5, 1989) in Hartwell, Georgia. I now reside in Maryland. I have been rapping for four years, and I would describe my music as relatable and honest.
How did you get involved in hip-hop music?
I used to freestyle with some of my friends a few years ago, and I realized I was good at it. I love to express myself musically.
Tell me about your recent EP. Can we look forward to a full LP anytime soon?
My recent EP Endurance was released in June this year. I called the EP Endurance because I had considered giving up music, but I couldn’t let myself do that. It’s like a relationship I can’t leave alone lol. It consists of five songs that I felt reflect endurance for me as far as dreams and love. Dreams get hard, you know, the hustle is sold separately and well, Drake never calls back when I call him so yeah lmao. You can look forward to a full LP in the first half of next year. That project will be called “State of The Art.” Can’t wait to share it with you guys. I’ll be dropping visuals for “Endurance” and freestyles in the meantime.
You described yourself as an outsider in the industry – can you elaborate on that?
The way the industry is set up, it seems that a lot of women in hip hop get more visibility by gyrating and portraying a sense of promiscuity. Someone started it, and others followed because it worked. I’m not that artist and never will be. Lauryn Hill is the best example of capturing minds w/ her music and not her body.
What’s your view of the current industry?
It seems to be that a lot of the music is trendy, whether it be terminology or a dance. That makes it hard to tap into because those are the things they push to the forefront.
What’s your goal in the music industry?
My goal in the music industry is to make timeless music. I want to capture hearts and minds and win a few Grammys along the way.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
I want people to respect my music, relate to my music and know that it always comes from a place of passion. I am a passionate person.
Any last words for our readers?
Yes! I released my first visual for Endurance called Yikes. Check it out on YouTube and let me know what you think. Follow me on social media @remedy_rhyme. My website musicisourremedy.com is also on the way!