We had the good fortune of connecting with RTX Peso and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi RTX, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued my music career to be a voice for the outcasts, whether within or outside of themselves. With monotony emphasized in mainstream music today, I feel honesty, character, and integrity is too easily lost.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from my peers is that I do not fold to the conformity of today’s popular music standards. I’m a student of the game when it comes to music and art so I take all of my pieces very seriously. I’m most proud of the progress I’ve made within the field of music these past 12 months to get where I am today. My work spans over the past ten to eleven years so none of my success has been made “overnight.” I believe in the rule of putting in your ten thousand hours before being able to call yourself a master of something so I kept on that pace. Nothing about my journey was easy and even with that being the case, I am forever grateful for it being that way because it makes all rewards worth it. It all just took trial and error but eventually you learn from it all, apply that knowledge, then use it to your advantage. Something I would want the world to know about my brand is that nothing comes from sleeping but a dream so if you really want it, you have to go get it. Most people consider me a rockstar throughout my day-to-day life so in my art I believe in building worlds that my listeners can live in sonically but also physically when it comes to visual representation. I never strive for average.
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.
Some of my favorite spots around the city are would have to be: – Little Five Points: The area is so diverse and there’s a hint of everything for any person to enjoy
– Urban Wok in Brookhaven: It’s in a very nice location, it’s Black owned, and the food is always fresh!
– Revery VR Bar: It kind of speaks for itself in the name! Who wouldn’t want to have a couple drinks then drunkenly play VR video games?
– The HIGH Museum: Right now my favorite exhibit would have to be the KAWS exhibit. If you are a big fan of pop cultural art then I would highly recommend.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest inspiration of late has been from this book titled “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” by John Koenig & my very close friend, Na’imah. My follow-up project to my latest album, GHOUL, is titled “The L.I.E.S. We Tell/Pastel Pink” and the entire B-Side of the project is dedicated to Na’imah and the relationship between us. A lot of times I find it hard to convey my emotions properly through standard conversation so instead I put them to the test in song so she knows I’ll find her in our next lifetime.
Na’imah Bryant & Tedarius Harris