Ghostboyrj just started out in the rap game two years ago and is already proving he’s the next lyrical prodigy to touch the face of the industry! He released his single “ Big Baller Brand” and demonstrated his thought-provoking lyrics with an irresistible flow. His rap style shows similarity in another rap icon #KendrickLamar. Both can flow to chilled more laid-back rap beats but have the ability to create bangers. What I like most about Ghostboyrj is although he shows similarity, he’s more intricate than anything. His voice is peculiar and exclusive and you’re able to distinguish it among a crowd of rap voices. Ghostboyrj is heavily influenced by the generation of artist who took lyrics to a new extent and he enjoys incorporating his influences into his music and own brand to express effortlessly. You can hear the determination Ghostboyrj has for the top not only in his lyrical content but voice resonance as well. Ghostboyrj’s attitude will carry him far in the rap game if he continues to prove why he’s a young poetic prophecy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
My name is Rj or GhostBoyRj, and I started rapping two years ago after starting off by writing poetry or short spoken word pieces. I’ve always been into music and was in band for bass guitar, double bass and the tuba.
How did you come up with your artist name?
I came up with the name Ghostboy cause I felt growing up, I was always in to back of people’s minds and more introverted. I didn’t talk to many people other then close friends and family but as I grew older that changed but still a lot of people know of me but still don’t know me, therefore I deem myself Ghostboyrj.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
So when it comes to writing music I have two ways of going about it. Either I write my verse (without a beat) and then pick a variation of flows and beats to make it come together OR, I like to hear the first 8 bars of a beat and write everything else from there. Otherwise anything else is freestyle and in the moment.
We’re really into your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
So my newest song out right now (PRESSURE) I wrote before and recorded a song to it but at the time I was still developing myself and my skills as an artist but, I came back to it and thought that it could be redone and done better, so I re-recorded it and edited the flow and changed some lyrics and honestly, this has to be my favorite song out right now! The inspiration came from the isolation I felt throughout certain parts but that same isolation made me hungry to want more and to keep the pressure not only on myself but you lovely listeners as to what’s to come from me as a creative.
How would you say Canadian hip hop is changing the game?
For me Canadian rap is changing the game because of not only the fact that we currently have the best selling artist out right now (#Drake) but we also just have so much raw talent and potential to be tapped into and discovered. People think we’re only good for a certain sound but since it’s so diverse, there’s so many different waves coming out of our country.
What’s next for you? Any big plans in 2019?
Honestly, only God knows what he has planned for me in the coming years but I can guarantee that my drive and ability to create will help me prosper through whatever comes my way!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/BgKr8zoDQHA Twitter: @Ghostboyrj