Interview: Rebel Rey
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Not to sound boring but I just live life, family, video games and hanging with the homies when I can, life is my music’s biggest influence, past and present
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
Detroit is home but I’m in Texas now, Detroit overall has a hold on me, it’s just me and my personality, the lessons and experiences that place brings prepares you for the real world man. Like surviving Detroit is literally a blessing cause I got homies that didn’t and what we did and what we lived is what made me and makes the music. Detroit is my soul Detroit is my music.
How did you come up with the name Rebel Rey?
Real simple, no matter what imma do what I want, Rebels don’t follow rules and I’ve been breaking them since I could walk I promise lol. Rey is Spanish for King, I’m a Leo, Leo is shown as a lion, Lions are king of the jungle, I come from a Concert Jungle. Rebel Rey
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Me and KP
Kanye (1st 2 albums)
What is some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Stop procrastinating bro, you literally fumbling the bag right now, you making shit a lot harder than it got to be.
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
I search for beats man…just search for the best then some trigger instant bars. Those I get excited about. Some I just love the beat so I just save it for later. I write all my music but sometimes it doesn’t actually get typed out until later, I just play the beat and recite what I’ve come up with. My love and passion for rap is what inspires me to write, rapping really is my best way at expressing myself to others.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Well I just paint a picture that’s either what I’ve been through or where I’m headed. I express the real life situations of someone who’s lived on both sides, going about it right and then going left and you know exactly what I mean but also of someone who wants the better things for not just me but the one who are around me. At the end of the day we all just trying to have fun man…life’s short
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
EP EP EP EP EP !!!!!
EP is done, but y’all gotta hear some heat before I give y’all that, but very soon, 1000% by the end of the summer. Y’all need that real music in ya lives anyway.
Overall the way my manager work the future is bright and filled with good music and videos for y’all to enjoy.