(AllHipHop News) Gwinnett County, Georgia and Slumerican artist Rittz recently spoke with AllHipHop.com, fresh off his 30-date Revival Tour that kicked off in late June.
The Yelawolf affiliate explained the changes that are taking place in his career as he reaches closer to signing the highly coveted label deal, as well as the new songs that he was been working on as he prepares to shoot several visuals for his already released Revival effort.
“I got a remix with Tech N9ne dropping soon, with the song ‘Bloody Murder’. I’m pretty excited about that, and it has Tech on the record, and he killed it. I got another record with Yelawolf that hasn’t been released called ‘Hammer Time’, that we’re gonna put out as well. I’m pretty excited about those records, and other than that, I’m just looking forward to getting some visuals shot before I get back on the road. I think we are doing a video for ‘Paradise,’ ‘All We Know’, ‘Up Above’, and ‘Injury.’ With me being on the road with Burn One, we were just constantly stacking up beats.”
Addressing recent rumors about a potential signing, Rittz told AllHipHop.com that he feels he is on the cusp of getting his first label deal.
“Honestly, man, I think I’ve been getting a little bit of some different label sh*t going on – from several different labels. So I think some sort of label situation is going to happen for me soon, so I’m just getting tracks together from different producers. So, I honestly probably won’t be really able to get writing til I’m back from tour in November.”
While Rittz is steadily gaining fans across the country – and many Hip-Hop fans are just now getting to know his music – he has been developing his sound and performing at open mic performances and battles for several years. In fact, that’s how he first met Yelawolf, through his current manager.
“I met my manager through MySpace and he was in a crew with Yelawolf called Dixie Mafia. They were kind of doing the underground scene out here in Atlanta, and Yelawolf was bringing out big crowds. I was doing the trap scene, where you wait all night to perform; everyone’s all trapped out, and it was just two different scenes,” Rittz explained.
“He [Rittz’ current manager] introduced us, we started being cool, and after I opened up for him, we did a track. He came out to my parents’ house, and we did a track called ‘Double Barrel”. He heard my track like three months later, and when he reached out, he told me he wanted to work with me. He said was about to do Trunk Muzik, and shortly after that we did ‘Box Chevy’.”
Rittz kicks off the Slumerican Tour with Yelawolf, Trouble Andrew, and 2011 DMG Champion DJ Vajra in September for 55 dates, starting September 13 in Huntsville, Alabama and concluding on November 17 in Duluth, GA.