Making his name known out of Calgary, Canada, RTC Profit is an up and coming emcee who is working towards becoming a living legend. Calgary is not a town that’s necessarily known for its underground hip-hop scene, but Profit aims to be remembered as one of the greatest to touch a mic. Pulling inspirations from artists such as Ray Charles, Tupac, and Erykah Badu, Profit is influenced by legends and aims to become one himself.
The word addictive works well to describe Profit’s latest song. “Paper” teeters on the edge of R&B, hip-hop, and trap. The experience leaves a definitive mark on listeners that find a way to relate to the vulnerability and realness in the lyrics. You head back to trace these bars along with a little more detail, to try to bridge that gap between the calm, spoken word and the soulful, anthem-like hook melody. Conceptually there are different ideas at work, but for the most part, you get an energetic aura of drive and motivation. For those looking for something different right now, to inspire and enthuse them, “Paper” could be the one. RTC Profit has something special to offer, he creates thoughtful and genuine tracks that leave the listener craving more!
Listen to “Paper” here and read more with Profit in our interview below!
Hey RTC Profit! Welcome to BuzzMusic! What inspired you to first begin making music and releasing it to the public?
Since I was young I've always had a love for hip-hop and throughout high school me and the homies would always be freestyling. I started to write on the regular and my dude Kash Colie, who had been making music for years, let me record at his studio. I make music to motivate people and make them think. Being a rapper/hip-hop artist doesn't mean someone has to be boxed in and speak on the same things from the same perspectives as everyone else so I try to address certain topics from a unique perspective.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into his bars than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within “Paper”?
On the track, I was speaking on the things people have to deal with in the pursuit of money. Showing the contrast between what can be done with it and the ugly side of what, at times, must be done to acquire it. Like I say in the first verse, "They say its all that make the world turn, or the root of the reason the world burn".
Tell us how you felt during the production of "Paper"! Did the execution of the track run as smoothly as expected?
Recording is usually the easiest part of the process. Getting the mix right is what takes time. I have so much music written but not recorded so I get impatient. I'm tryna learn audio engineering so I can be more self sufficient.
Would you say that your music is a big reflection of who you are as an artist? Do you stay true to yourself 100% within the music scene?
Mos Definitely. I've never misrepresented myself in my music, I can only speak from my perspectives and experience. People can tell what's legitimate and what isn't.
Thank you for sharing your new music with us! What can we look forward to seeing next from you as an artist?
I'm almost done with a new project titled Smoke N Mirrors, I'm looking to release it within the next couple months. Albums can take a while to complete so after I drop it, I'll just be releasing singles accompanied by more visuals for a while. Also, me and a collective of artists from Calgary are aiming to be on tour by spring 2020. There's somewhat of a glass ceiling in my city since it's not known for hip-hop so we're trying to touch other locations.
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