Rittz Exclusive Audio Interview on Independent Grind
To promote his upcoming album, Top of the Line, Rittz went on Independent Grind radio powered by Tech N9ne for an exclusive interview. The interview starts out with an explanation of where the name Top of the Line came from and it doesn’t have anything to do with coke. Anyway, after we hear about how his friend Chico inspired the album title we get some insight into the album itself. First off, the difference between recording in Atlanta and Kansas City is quite different. While Atlanta is a nice professional studio close to home Kansas City is the label’s home and smells of cedar giving that woody vibe. Next, he related more about the album itself and how it showcases his talent and even expands it. He does a lot more signing on the hooks though he ain’t sounding like some Krizz Kaliko shit. The album overall seems to have a retro and more mature sound. As for the features on Top of the Line, Rittz relates how you never get who you truly want. He also states that he wasn’t looking for the latest, greatest artists to feature on his album, but some real talent that he grew up with. He did just that with features like Devin the Dude, E-40, Killer Mike, and Mike Posner. There was going to be a Yelawolf feature, but “Yelawolf does what he wants.” He ended up writing lyrics for “Propane,” but it already had enough features and couldn’t take another considering the five minute song limit. Rittz really likes working with Yelawolf and was disappointed that he didn’t make it on this album. He even went as far to say that he loves Yelawolf full homo. Anyway, you can listen to the full exclusive interview below or on the Strange Music Blog.