Earlier this week HCM got up with rapper SlimRick6 for an interview. The rapper gave us a little insight into his current release “SLIMRICK6 III” and future plans surrounding the release. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with “SLIMRICK6 III”, you can check it out now on Spotify. Two standout tracks to assist in the familiarization process are “GGCC” and “RACKI”. Both tracks set the tone for the 10-track album giving listeners a sense of direction for the release as a whole. Check out his interview to find out more.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
SlimRick6. My stage name is actually the handle I used for social media “slimrick6”. My little brothers played football growing up and went by names like “quick6” that’s where I like to think the “6” came from”. Also, I was born in June the 6th month of the year.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
SlimRick6. I’ve enjoyed music for my entire life. I’ve attempted music numerous times in life. Chorus, band, freestyle ciphers in high school, trying to imitate Michael Jackson, etc. My favorite rappers growing up were 2pac, 50Cent, and The Game. By the time I wanted to pursue music, I was already grown and established as a Master Automotive Technician. I started with a USB microphone and a program called audacity. I taught myself how to record myself, make beats, and mix music. That was 4 years ago I’ve evolved quite a bit since then but still have a long way to go…
HCM. On your current release… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
SlimRick6. The theme for this album is pretty much a very materialistic one. A lot of designer brands being mentioned. A few heartbreak/emotional cuts like “GGCC” and few bangers like “Runtz” it’s a pretty balanced project.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
SlimRick6. My greatest attribute when it comes to making music is my self-reliance. I find ways to get things done on my own. Regardless of if it’s recording, album artwork, making a beat, or creating video content. I’m very driven and willing to figure it out on my own. The only person on my team so far who I ABSOLUTELY need is my photographer. Anything else I found ways to achieve a desirable result on my own. I’ve only recently started outsourcing certain tasks.
When it comes to clothes. I would accredit myself for my fashion sense there’s no one I’m trying to look like. I just wanna be fresher than I was the last time. Obviously, I follow trends to an extent.
My greatest challenge would be staying out of my own head. That and worrying about what other people would think.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
SlimRick6. Musically my favorite artist is Future, Gunna, Young Thug, Money Man, Lil Uzi Vert, and Nav. I really enjoy the music being produced in this current wave of hip hop.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
SlimRick6. I ultimately want people to relate to my music. I want people to feel as if they went through these experiences with me. I’m still working on fine-tuning my message, to be honest.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
SlimRick6. My only plan is to continue making strides and moving forward with what I’m doing. Being a rapper may not be the final destination for me. I feel there are other ways to help people. I’ve been thinking about YouTube.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
SlimRick6. I’d thank my photographer @tillinfinitystaytrue and @1804studios they help with my photoshoots, creative vision, and web content.
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