REST100 dropped his latest album “REST: REVELATIONS” that features the hard-hitting track “Laid Back” that we’re bumping on repeat! REST100’s deep vocals and smooth delivery draw in the listener and demands to be heard. He weaves through storytelling elements of his come up in the rap game. His ability to stay versatile is admirable, whether he’s singing the catchy hook or spitting poetry he does it flawlessly. No stranger to success, REST100 knows how to curate music that all listeners can vibe to. The trials and tribulations he’s faced in his lifetime have only made him a veteran rapper and the one to watch.
Born in Staten Island and raised through different foster homes throughout New York REST100 has his fair share of scars. His rap name REST stands for Revolutionary Emerging Surviving Tragedy. His life experiences and prolific, emotive rhymes set him apart in today’s music scene. A proud father, husband, brother and artist REST is here to stay, whether you’re ready for it or not.
Check out “Laid Back” here and keep scrolling for our interview with REST100!
Welcome to BuzzMusic REST100. Can you start by introducing yourself to our readers? How did you get started making music?
I’m known globally as REST100. Originally from Brooklyn New York. My name REST100 stands for Revolutionary Emerging Surviving Tragedy and of course i always keep it 100. I have been in the music industry for over 10 years. I started making music when I was 11. By the age of 19 I was recruited by the Wu Tang Clan - Brooklyn Zu Camp as an affiliate.
Where are you based out of now? What’s the hip-hop scene like there?
I currently reside in Cincinnati Ohio. The Hip-hop scene out here is diluted stagnant and conservative. Everyone is trying to sound like the radio because nobody has any other source of new music or venues to bring awareness.
“Laid Back” is a dope track! What was the writing process like and can you tell us some of the inspiration behind this song?
This song was one of two commercial songs I created on the mini album. The idea behind the song was that it is acceptable to show interest in someone who is more than a thug criminal or a clout chaser. Main stream media would have most listeners believe that we need thugs killers and ghetto influence.
Who are you musical influences? How do you pull from them for inspiration?
My wife and kids would without a doubt have to be the most important musical influences in my life. As far as I’m concerned what I went through in my past and my history gave me the ability to become an incredible writer. My sacrifice by reiterating this history is not for fame but for the best interest of seeing that my children have a brighter future.
What’s next for REST100? Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like the mention?
As of right now the mini album is the focus I plan to release a video for each song. Followed by a free download link for each song that I release a video for. I currently have over 12 venues booked but no dates have been set in stone. So be on the look out because I might be in a city near you!
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