Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I grew up listening to hip hop and was always influenced by culture. When I got in high school I used to see my classmates freestyle, and battle during our lunch break. One-day I decided to give it a try and realized I was pretty good. A few years later when I got into college I knew I wanted to do music on a serious level.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I remember rapping at a festival years ago in Newport News Virginia, and after I performed I remember “Quan” a rapper from Nas’s label was there, he came up to me and told me I did a good job, I didn’t get signed or anything, but it made me feel good.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Keep going, and don’t quit. Hard work will eventually pay off.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My parents are my biggest supporters and have always told me I had a gift. Every time I get on stage I think about the love, support, and hard work it took to raise me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
By telling my story, and how I grew up. There are a lot of people who grew up in the hood and can relate to my message. I have had people come to me and tell me my music has influenced and changed their lives in a positive way.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Einstein said to do the same thing over and over and expect to see different results is Insanity. In my life, there was a time I was going down the wrong path because I was making the same bad decisions over and over, so I knew I had to find and get into something that could get me off of the streets, and for me that was music.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
If you go to Google and type in “Reggy Steel” all my sites, social media, and music platforms will pop up.