We had the good fortune of connecting with Ricky Vintage and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ricky, how do you think about risk?
Risks has played a big part of my life as I come from a council estate background therefore every day we was taking risks that could of put us in prison, hospital or worst therefore taking risks is something I believe I need to evaluate a lot better as a grown man.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a 29 Yr old Musician from West London but I now live in Birmingham on my own.
Music has always been a part of my life since I was 11/12yr old in school rapping with the older kids in the corridors and in parks.
Music is therapy for me as i have been through so much trauma in my life Music has been my Go To and is a better way for me to express myself rather than be angry to then go on road and fuck shit up or get in trouble etc.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Wow, now this is a good question!
If you was to come to Birmingham, I would bring my friend or a lady from London to Breakfast at mine to start the day and then we would go Digbeth for a good of Ghetto Golf and then a 1 drink at mam roux or 1 of the local bars.
We would then go in to town for a nice lil walk to view the inner city after the inspiration from the Art in Digbeth to chat.
We might by something small in town and visit a few nice parks or brunch spots before we go to Lx Studios where you would watch me record music.
For the evening I will feed you either a quick take away from a local Burgar shop or we can go back to mine for dinner where I can cook etc.
And yeah thats it for that day but if you was to spend a week with me, you will be coming with me all over Birmingham to sell my CD and work!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out to Snowflake 1st because she was the person the put me through to you guys and she is a real 1, my likkle Gena and Tan The Engineer from Lx Studios.
Tan has played a big part in my career with helping me with Studio time, recordings, visuals and just a real life big bro and mentor to me.
My sisters Lashana and Shugga for always standing by me regardless how bad things get.
Other: I will be a very rich, wealthy Man 1day and I will help the world be a better place therefore I will be remembered. On Garrdd!!!! 1love VINTAGE