Hip-hop is more than just a genre of music. It is a musical culture that sweeps the music industry with rhythm, art, poetry and music. From remixes to cross-genre mash-ups, hip-hop has provided musicians with enough space to be creative at their best. Ritchelli Rodriguez is a new star in the New York hip-hop scene [â¦]
Hip-hop is more than just a genre of music. It is a musical culture that sweeps the music industry with rhythm, art, poetry and music. From remixes to cross-genre mash-ups, hip-hop has provided musicians with enough space to be creative at their best. Ritchelli Rodriguez is a brand new star in the New York hip-hop scene who has grown in popularity in a matter of months. The artist is only 21 years old and has already reached the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021.
Ritchelli’s story begins as a young child. He grew up seeing his father regret not having fulfilled his dream of becoming a musician because he failed to fulfill his passion. Ritchelli discovered his interest in music while listening to his father play different musical instruments as a hobby. As his passion for music grew and intensified, Ritchelli inherited his father’s unrealized dream, but was determined to make it a reality. Under his father’s tutelage, Ritchelli became a master of musical instruments. By the time he reached college, he was able to play almost all the instruments known to traditional music.
Growing up in New York City, the birthplace of hip-hop, it was natural for Ritchelli to be fascinated by this genre. Fearing to have regrets later in life like his father, Ritchelli dropped out of college to pursue his passion for music. He never wanted to go the traditional route of getting a degree and getting a job. For him, it was like a maze that would trap him forever, ruining his dreams of becoming a hip-hop artist.
It was initially difficult for him to penetrate an industry already oversaturated with talent. He worked hard to hone his skills and discover his unique voice and style. Ritchelli always wanted to stand out from the crowd, so he never shied away from trends without thinking. He saw music as a way to express his feelings and connect with like-minded people. Instead of chasing after labels to launch it, he turned to social media to find his audience.
Ritchelli used his Facebook account to post a few vocal tracks he wrote during his college days. He didn’t get the expected response, but Ritchelli noticed something positive. The number of views started to increase from double digits to triple digits. This encouraged him to compose music independently. He couldn’t afford to record in a professional studio, but anything he and his father could improvise at home was enough to launch his career. His first independent single âMidnight Thrillsâ was all the rage on Facebook. Within weeks, influencers began to recreate the song as dance covers and background music for their videos. This overwhelming response motivated Ritchelli to launch his YouTube channel and also subscribe to Spotify and Apple Music.
Within months, Ritchelli became a musical sensation on social media, with labels seeking him out to sign a deal. His second single, âTrapped World,â was on the Billboard Top 100 chart. He’s already started receiving offers from popular artists around the world to collaborate, but he doesn’t want to make impulsive decisions. Ritchelli understands the music industry and its trends, so he wants to make thoughtful choices about his future endeavors. He’s working hard on his skills and is optimistic about creating more unique and fresh hip-hop tracks for his audiences in the years to come.