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Richie Loop | Average To Savage EP109

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This is the one hundred and ninth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring musical artist Richie Loop. Paul Guarino talked with Richie Loop discussing how he got into music, the song My Cupp that put him on the map, and his future music goals. Presented by Titty Lotion https://tittylotion.com/ Follow Richie Loop https://www.instagram.com/iamrichieloop This podcast interview with Richie Loop was originally recorded October 23, 2020

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...you were like, I'm going fulltime musician. Well, really and truly, I wanted to be a design of cars. I wanted to design. That was my passion. I I love to design stuff, I love to create. That was my passion first. But when I, you know, being in Jamaica, it's a terrible country, you know, then at that time there wasn't much possibility for me to, you know, spread my wings in that field here. You know, I mean, I know it's not like I'm a American one. That I could be like yeah, fly out and go American, you know, try forward or try, you know, Shavy or summer's no, you know, something like let's me take all this energy in the focus it. Yeah, I wanted to do that, but then it couldn't happen. So I just focus on my attentional music. So what's your first single? My Cup? My first single was act truly a song called, I think it's goose cards. She wanted a something like exactly it was. It wasn't a compilation that I did call the brainstorm rhythm. This was my first actually professional reading, done under the guidance of urber living stand from the big yard in the cyclon group. So this was my first official release. I had a song many was like voicemail Christopher Martin, ice man dealings and a whole lot of bunch other people on this week with him. Okay, and then in my in my cup was two thousand and eleven or two thousand and ten. It was two thousand and it was after that it was like a rown, February, March around that time. Okay, and then that's that's a song that put you on right. Yeah, that's the song that everybody knows which a new far Mikel was in my cup stays all right. So take me through like the process of making a song.

Well, for me, for me making a sound nowhere about. Then take me through how you made Mark Up. Okay, actually, how I made Michael P we came about. It was in my writing room. You know, I was that big gut in the writing room and I was just watching some random, you know, TV, and then one day I was watching and in a little way in all of a sudden game popped up and he was all about the scissor on his coping, all these things. You remember. It was like yeah, man, whatever is in my cup stairs, in my cup. And I was like, Huh, what's in my cousin's in my cup? Huh, Hey, nobody gotta know. You know, I'm a little way in Fan Bros. I'm like HMM. So I started no missing a one, because the television was like here and my gear was like right here. So I'm like like, I was like playing around and I started playing some melodies. I started to do that. I called him my friend ICEMAN. You know. We laid those some demos. I sent it after Robert leaving stem he was like y'all coming to Jamaica two weeks. Get ready like from that boom. That was it. So so what a Wayne inspired you for that song, because he was the one who actually says what's in my cup stairs, in my cup, you gotta get them on a Remix, I bro laughs, like levels. That would be like one of the greatest things everybody know. I mean when still my boy, man, I respect waiting all the way, and I mean great artis great, great work. So all the way we spentman, don't worry, I'm gonna clip this clipping on and tweet it out. Yeah, that little way. I try to hit him up. What I'm like, Yo, way and Bro, you, you, you made me how to hit some bro You, you were the inspiration for its song and I'm but you know, I don't think way in country was like all of these messages, DMO whatnot. One I'm saw its out, but I stee respect him. Still much love to these music every team. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, what about I know you sign with a label to what was that like just to sign...

...with the label, like what that means to you? It was, it was different. Was it was different back in two thousand and ten you know I mean because you know, I'm coming from like a country back well, and I live in the country. So coming from the country, coming to Kingstone, you know the towny area and you you know, and a good label working. It was different for me because all I wanted to do was work, and I mean this work, work, get my stuff obvious so people can hear me and understand what I'm doing, or the directional I wanted to go. Well, you know, it's not good. It was good. I enjoy my time being on a label. I'M NOT ON A lab. No, I know, I'm independent, but I enjoyed my time as a student learning the business on a label. You know, I mean yeah, definitely, I mean two thousand and ten it was definitely different than now. So yeah, form Bro. Yeah, I mean that's it. I mean that's the other thing. Like now, you don't really you don't really necessarily need to sign on the label like I'm sure then is more. Don't need to. You just need some good partners to work with, some good connections, and you can make your you know your stuff and people will listen you. Yeah, yeah, for sure. What about you, like what, like what changed after, you know, coming out with my cup, like how did that like Change Your Life? That changed my life a lot. But because, you know, people start looking at you like Yo, you're different now you're caught up of the wrist, when I was looking at myself like Yo, girl, I'm nobody. Nobody knows me. You know I mean, I want the world to know me, not just my country, you know, not that's my friends. You know. I want the world to know my name. Just like you didn't know drake. They know Michael Jackson, they know Michael Jordan. You know, they didn't know the Wayne Wayne, all these people. I want them to know which you look to that. But that's my dream. My dream is to win a grammy. I need that. I've always dreamed of winning one. So I'm working on dad winning a grammy and for people to know my music and what I...

...do. Yeah, what about like just like before, like your hit, was there like a lot of people that were just like our whatever, like Richie, Richie sings whatever, and then all of a sudden you blow up and then people are hitting you up. MMM. You know, when I came to Kingston, I never came as a singer. Yeah, I came as a producer. I just came because I'm like, you know what, I'm going to a studio already that has our ties, that sings. I don't need to sing, I just need to, you know, produce, produce tracks. So I started producing tracks and after that, you know, because I doubt believe with the melodies and whatnot, whatnot, I just sang something and then it was like, okay, this can work. I'm like, okay, let's do it. Yeah, sure. And then, yeah, now I saw you came out with a song. I think it's in Hebrew. Is that? Yeah, I have a few few tracks with with some eview. Come callaberries, like, you know, I made a down mine a few other people. Now, how did that like? How does that? How did that come about? That? That's like, you know, when you you connect with certain people in certain a market. That's what I do, like every day. I try to connect with people from different markets, you know, from the Russian market, the Mexican market, Italian market, you know, the Latin market, all the markets. I try to, you know, reach old to people. Hey Man, let's do some music. You know, that's that's how it is. We just connect with people. I'm not on the label, so I can't I don't have somebody to go there and and find me collapse. They have to do it personally myself. Yeah, have you ever lived in the US or now I've been in the US. I've never lived in the US for for like six months period and I've been like two months and three months or now and a month. Yeah, y'ATA. Yeah, and actually, I think I talked to you like I don't know months ago, and I think you said you're coming out like in my cup two point our. So what's good? Yeah, I am doing it right now. It's in the stage to master.

That's waiting for the masters to come back. I'm doing the artwork for the EP and all that stuff. You can give me a pretty and you yeah, I could, I could, I could, I could give you a preview of it. Should I play this? Should I send it to you? Which one's play like a wild club? Let me see if I can find this one. This is this is not even master one here, but let me see. Where is this song? All right, I think it's here. Let me look seem I can play like this a piece of it. Have like like six songs coming out coming out on this one, like six something. Where is this Oh my God, I can't find it. Oh Man, it's gonna be hard. Hold on, I'm waiting for it. I'm trying to find this this thing to change it. Son. Okay, all right, let's play from here. Let's see if I can plate now. No one. Okay, this gets, gets, gets, gets, got it. See, is it plain? What's in my pup? Oh, yeah, who vibe up? Yeah, I must send it to you. Go. No, lows who. Who Else is on it? What? What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna send it to you so you can put it in the interview properties that they can hear you. You know, like thirty seconds to make a bit of it, whatnot. I guess you. That's perfect. Yeah. So, going back to the question about how you how you? What's your process on making songs like? So, what's your process now and making songs? But my process, no, it's...

...quite different. Now, I just I just listen like a bunch of music. We listen that country, you know, some alternatives, some astro pop, some Hebrew music. So I listen not like a tone of the music for the entire yea. I'll just listen music and then I'll go in the study and I'm like, okay, what you want to create today, then I would draw influences from these. What I listened to all the day, you know. Yeah, that's all I do it now. Yeah, I got you. So, yeah, before the interview we're talking about like what's your what's your title? So you told me you did a little bit everything, producing engineering. So what's your what's your favorite thing to do, though? Perform. Okay, I love to perform and that's that's my key thing. Yeah, what's what's it been like now? Like about pocket, but I was like, what's this? Crunch into my pocket? It was a foodos up. We're about it. What's your like in Jamaica now with you know, the virus, and so for you guys, you guys get over there or now? Man, I don't really know what's going on outside, but I'm being aside. For long what? It's constantly raining, though. It's been raining for like for me one week now. Bro. So just rain, rain, night, day, rainwain way. Yeah, I mean I guess my ever finishes, I guess Corona would be gone. I hope, wash your way out of coronavirus. Hopefully. So, yeah, you haven't been my traveling or anything recently right now. I haven't traveled for like from the nine months now, but I have moved, I've been this in so all right. So, yeah, what's your what's your next projects coming up? And like what's your I mean, obviously, what's your goal for like next year, if everything, hopefully everything goes back to normal, getting on the road will getting back on tour? Like traveling, you know,...

...going back to place, is seeing my fans, you know, performing for for my people, and I mean that's that's key for me. I want to do a live, live performance, but I'm going to drop my EP first. You know, it's coming soon, so look out for that one. Champs, don't come out, you know. I mean, I'm working on that right now. What's been like? You're alternately like your most famous, our most favorite performance you did, I think it's with art will in Finland. That was an unforgettable experience and nearly burn my ass off, Bro, like literally the guy with the fires, like tell him not to drop, tell him not, we're Kinda pressed. If I here button, we're gonna and I was like what and that fair and Uge. I was like shit, Bro, I could have been roasted im already black so they would even know. Yeah, what's are like? It's just going around the world, Bro, it's fun. I'm let me tell you. Let me tell you. If you live in the United States, you live in in England, you live anywhere in the world and you are the accessibility to travel, I think you should, because you you get to experience a lot of cultures and a lot of different types of people that you don't normally see, and you you get to understand that you probably be in the United States and you left. Yah, man, I'm broke, I don't have no money, I can't live. And you go to somewhere and you give a person five dollars and that's five dollars. When you see how many people that feeds, you're like what the hell? Yeah, and I'm complaining over here, like I see this every time, but and I'm like wow, you know, I mean it's just crazy, bro, like, when you travel, you see up will need. It really impacts you more with your music and your...

...lifestyle and know you you view things, I know you view people. Yeah, yeah, yeah, definitely. What about? Yeah, so what was it like the first time you, like the first time you visited the US? Bro, it was different from me, Bro, because I never knew, I never even wanted a passport. Bro That's the weirdest kick. My mom was like son as you get a past when I'm my mom. I Hain't got nobody in America. Why do I need a Bass Ball? Anyways, I ain't going nowhere. This was before I win the Kingston anyways, and then out of a sudden up, yes, I need a passport after all. Yeah, yeah, so what's like when you have a release for your new up? It's gonna come on in December. I'm shooting for that because you know it's going to take lack of months to get all the you know, the music service to put it up and whatnot. So I'm trying to get everything done. Say, we'll drop for December. I'm trying to hit for my birthday. You know, I'm going to twenty thirty December. I hope I get it. I hope I'll be dope. Yeah, so how do you? Yeah, where do you? Where do you upstit your independent artist? Where do you upload your music to spotify? You have one, one that distributes all of them, right. Yeah, I work with a few distributors, like like Zoe Jack. I work with we KAM. I work with my friend Distribution Company. So I have a few different distributors who I may distribute different type of stuff. Like the music eftery music is more afterward stuff. I go with my friend who distributes, you know, like more of those stuff. And if it's like dance all I will go with like Zol Jack, who was in the dance. If it's epop and stuff from other music, yeah, that's that's a whole nother story. So yeah, this isn't my field. So that's I was asking. And I just know if like tune core and like distro kid. Yeah, this did. These are good. I have a district kid out can and I have a tune core account. Awesome. We sometimes you need more than just tune core. Are Districty, and I mean because for them get the music they...

...have, this says to put it out. That's good. You know. I mean you, if you're working with Distro, are some you probably if you want really to get like some really good you have to have somebody in the inside. Or will you know, you're just gonna get the normal service, are you? If you're going to pay for the Pro Service? Are Whatnot? When you will get the actually real impact that you want. I got sure. What about? What advice would you give to a young artist trying to make it? Try to Collab, bro Don't, don't. Don't feel like you're too shit yet. This collab. Make a lot of COLLABS. You know, as much collapsed as you can. Let your name spread as far and wide, because just tell you said that ten years you're just going to put in a lot of work ten years after. Trust me, just imagine yourself as a farmer. You plant seeds, they go. It's before. Is that right? Yeah, this plant seeds growing plastic. Plant a lot of them, because you don't know. Some of them might not get no water, some might not get no son. You know, I mean you know with it. When it comes to promotions, this plan a lot of seeds. Something will pop, yeah, for sure, or about whatever. Get Yeah, one other thing. Get your publishing stuff side. That's very important. Like sign up to be a my set up to ask him, sign up to some publish in company that will register your stuff correctly, so you're saying. So you own it, right. Yeah, Gotcha. So you can. You know, you can at least truck your music go like, at least make one two dollars from you music instead of making none. Yeah, yeah, for sure. Yeah. What about, like what have you learned just over the past, you know, ten eleven years you've been doing this? Like what is like? Some give me like three keys. You learn about sounds. I learned that in Finland, about sounds.

Go like, I never understood sounds properly. I was always making beats, but just making beats. Yeah, and I was always wondering why people make some simple beats and they work and I'm like, but I start to understand that this is it's just the song of it. It's not their amount of stuff you put in, is how you put them in. Yeah, that's one. And about vocals too, you know I mean. I never knew about about trance music when I was small. I never knew much about Idim, I just like electronic music. I never knew there was that so many different genres inside that one house, you know I mean. But now I found out these things and I'm grateful because I do trans I do how side, do Dubstep, I do whatever it's Beau to me, and I do it patience. That's one thing I learned to and I won't pay, you know, you have to be patient. You you have to really love what you do. Put a lot of love in it. If you love it and you really wanted treat it like a woman. For me, like, for me, music is just like a woman, Bro like it's very serious. I get very jealous, I get when it comes to music, because I know that you have to spend time with her to get her to you know, you know I'm saying. If you want a woman to enjoy something, you have to spend time, you know, the maker. Yeah, for me it's the same thing for music. B You have to spend time with you, your woman for to understand you. You to understand her. Your plan to see them make a girl. Yeah, are you? You have to play a lot of these, brock a lot of theeeds. All right, you ready for some fun questions? Are you are? From average to savage, man, it doesn't matter. Man being broke. What's your favorite Song Right now? That's not yours. I think this favorite song...

I have. I can't remember the name of the Artis. I can't going to name LAX, but this is an African sound that I'm really bounce into right now. The thing is called don't know. It's not even all. Yet my friend just send it to me yesterday and I'm being bouncing that track, not even my own track. have nothing to do with the track. But this is the way. It's like a BURNA boy type of a vibe, which I respect. Born a boy is vice, you know. His voice is like very rusty but still smooth Hu. But it's called don't know. I can't even play book as. Trust me, these people kill me. But yeah, it's it's one good, good, good, good piece of music. Like the sound of it, the way it's constructed, it's great. Yeah, I'll to check it out whenever it comes out, Bro, I will send it to you, but like you will love it. But it's so it's just the melodies in it. It voice was like wow, broad like my African Brales brought. They really can sing, Bro, like I don't even constider my when I eat these guys that don't consider myself, but I just say I'm a vocalist. But I didn't even see it. I got you. Yeah, so actually, yeah, so, the reason why I wanted to get you on because while I was in college, we always, we always put on my cup like every time we were going out. I've ever starts. That's answer. That's hers on and I show I think I send you a video because one of the girls that was always in the group, she she was having a baby shower and they were planet because just to reminisce about college. Hey, that's a video. I said it that day. Remember I say you that. Yeah, I never knew it was like the full details, though, but hey, yeah, yeah, that's all. It was funny. All right. So the other question.

If I came to Jamaica, what's one food spoted? have to go to check. You'd have to go definitely to it to say that that they Yambo goes see im. It's in Mandeville. It's on a strech there. You have to go there, Yeam, then you have to you have to go up. You probably we'll have to go down to old she said, Bill, to get some you know, jerk. I don't know. If you eat pork, I don't even put but if you eat port B you have to go down to that side Bill. So how do you know it's good, though, if you don't eat it? Trust when I used to eat it, I know it because I used to eat it. But I don't. Are You aginary now? Not Really. I'm not really a straight vegetarian. I eat very stabs, yes, a lot of me, but I'm not straight vegetarian and I'm you know I mean, I'm not going to treat my mind and be like, yeah, I must trick the Veditari and I act like I when I'm hungry, I go eat me tonight. I'm not going to do that. So you've under going to keep you real. You mean now or now? Yeah, eat me, I ch okay, I just don't eat like pork, you know, bee from the stuff like that, but chicken, I I. I'm fish. I got you. Who's your who's who would be your dream Collab to do a song with right now? Yeah, let's do what's your one guy, one girl? Definitely, Tore Lane's all right, definitely, that's that's that's my boy. When I read toy and Kowa gi, Bro, I don't sound called gym. He six with fun. Bro. Yeah, I just like what she do, Bro. You know, I mean she looks article, Bro, she doesn't. She doesn't look like, you know, she's made up. You just do a team. Yeah, she got a song. I think. Um, that wasn't too pop smoke. Yeah, Bro S, but I'm just talking that something like the Latin side Brow, because you know, I still, I still love my Nikki, br I. Ain't nobody going to take my nike from me, Bro, as I was, I trust me. I respect Cardi be much love to Cardi, but I still love my nicky, Bro. That's my that's that's my time, Bro, that that's...

...when everything was popping off and nicky was hot, though. So I still love Nikki. I'll what's he want to do? A color with her? I don't care if she's old, Bro, I still want to do one. I don't care. Last one. What do you like to do in your free time when you're not making music? I like to drive, right. Actually, like play some games, man. I like to play like like need to speed. Grant Toris more some all right, yeah, so I'm I'm I've been a Gamer a long time, but I just keep it on the lower man, because, hey, it's big now you are making money off and now, well, I know where we gamers. There's programmers now. It's crazy, I tell you what. I missed my time, Bro I. We can't go back there, but it is not. Yeah, we're doing that right now, to be going to see unless I'm just gonna get rich or something that I can see. No, Mar didn't be like yeah, man, I'll play a game all day. Yeah, well, I love that, lovesy, man. I have to make my music, so I'm just focused on that. I play games, like you know, two hours and I'm off. I'm just going back to the music, going back to the studio working. Are you a play station guard or xbox Guy? I'm a playstation guy, all right, because that's what I have right now. So I'm waiting for the new ones to come out to see what. Which one to choose? Which one would you choose? Oh, I'm an xbox guys. I just see, man, I tell you then, all right, but I don't. Well, though, but I'm a I would say I'm first Nintendo Guy, like Mario Games Bro. I've been looking for them games, some simple games to play, but damn it's hard to find. I'm about Martyr Mario Kart. It's the best I need to you have that an xbox? No, no, I got. Yeah, I got a old Nintendo. I just play Shit Bro Dinosaur. It is, man my yeah, you got Mario Kart, doubledash or someone Gamecube? Shit, yeah, it's whatever you when you gotta get tell you can't find a game cube fucking console, but you find that she that's like you're gonna...

...be like what two thousand, Oh, Eve, for like fifty bucks? What? Yeah, Evey, you fuck you me. I'm a going on sheet. I'm much. You must be joking, Bron, you know, I don't know. Well, I don't know what the shipping is like. They're now it's not gonna be that much. It's gonna be like probably a good because it's an older game. They're not going to charge you like a piece I or some yeah. Well, yeah, appreciate you coming on. And can you have to listeners know where they can follow you out and plug anything else and you want to? Definitely you can follow me on instagram. I am with you, Loup. I'm mostly active g because you can find me. I answer my DM so by myself. So when you do message me, I will answer, not some body or some you know, some computer, and I mean you can find music and spotify, you can on Itunes, Amazon, you know the very good at title on all these other sides, Q c music. HMM. What is on facebook is Richie Loup. You can find on facebook sound cloude, I am Richie Loup. There where else. You don't twitter. On the point and all the port sides in the world you can find me. You just go check me out. Are you on twitter or not? Yeah, I have a twitter. Where did the funny part of it? I barely used twitter, but I don't know. Yeah, Ayahin twitter. That's where you could put your music. Ill, good. Yeah, yeah, and he'll going with it. You got seventeen on twitter now I remember, Bro. I haven't been on twitter in such a long time actually. Last question I forgot. How did you get the name Richie Loup? A friend from a band gave me. His name is fan, so it was actually a honest mistake, Bro. So you know my my dad met this guy who's in a band. Is Your real name, Richard? Yes, my name is Richard, and he told the Guy My name is Richard and ee. He asked my dad what kind...

...of program I used to make beat and my dad says I use food looks. So when he was saving my number he saved it as Richie Loup. So one day when I went to his studio I was supposed to pick some internet stuff on his phone. You know you're no money and no kid is way back in before two thousand and nine. Bro. Yeah, and I was dear trying to make a short cut to find the Internet connection and it came up with this guy called with a loop, and I'm like man, Bro, this guy caught with you loup, has the same number as me, and he's like no, brother, you know your father sitting there with chart. So I just name I use the food, the loop. So I just name your rich a loop and I'm like, okay, that's my name from Noah, from that point where I told everybody to start calling me with you loop. I didn't. I didn't answer to know how the name, but with you loop, I like that. Now it's dope, that's yeah, organically happen. Yeah, it's just happened like that was at what I like this name. Well, use it, and that was it. That's awesome. Well, I can I appreciate it. Can't wait. Here. The in my cup. Part two. I will send you a link. Don't worry, we're gonna get stop Awayn after I tweeted out. Watch is going to happen? Man, just put me on the credits. Just put my name out, but I would have to give you credit for that. But if that she happens through, you have to mind, like Yo, Bro, this is none of my doing, it's not mine. I won't take all the credit. We out what I'm holding the grammy, but I'm like yeah, man, yeah, gotta get tens.

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