February 27, 2024
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Rev Tu Face

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Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we are back! That’s right, it’s time once again for another fresh dose of the Faygoluvers’ Underground Spotlight. This time we got a chance to talk with North Carolina’s own Rev Tu Face. He’s preparing to drop, not one but two new albums, so he’s a little busy these days to say the least. We’ll get into the new music, his influences and many more.

So, stick around and check out the latest from this underground artist.

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Johnny O: First, thank you for taking time out for this interview. So, for those who may not have heard of you before can you give the family a brief introduction?

Rev Tu Face: Well I’m a simple person. I am Rev. Tu Face a Artist under and Owner of 757 Wickednezz Recordz. I am one of the Few artist who does collaborations of other artist’s tracks for FREE. I am as REAL as it gets when it comes to my music.

JO: No one likes to be put in a box, so to speak, but if you had to, how would you describe your style to perspective fans?

RTF: My style is simple. I am HORRORCORE threw an threw. But when I go into the studio its however I am feeling or going threw, that determines how the song comes out.

JO: Originally, you began with a group called Insecure, can you tell us a little bit of the history behind that venture and what caused your departure?

RTF: Insecure was my family , a group of outcast who had one thing in common. MUSIC. It started with 3 of us and it we just rapped for fun. We saved up our money to get us some studio time and back in 1999 we put out our first album. Being from Elizabeth City ,N.C. there wasn’t nothing to do in the area and we used that to our advantage. Being a local group we could put on shows and get hundreds in a venue. But after a few years it turned into being a greedy money hungry business and I wanted nothing to do with it. Money ripped my family apart and I was going to stand by and watch it happen. So I left in 2003 and started my own label. And that’s just a small bit of history of Insecure.

JO: That aside it looks like you’ve been doing this for quite a while, how have things changed for you over the years?

RTF: When I recorded my first track back in 1999, very few people in my town was listening to I.C.P. so it was more about what was on the radio. You had Master P and Juvenile running the airwaves, so it was that gangsta type vibe. Before I go any farther I’m not white I’m PECAN TAN so I’m allow to do gangsta music. Anyway, I didn’t really have a choice to do the music I wanted until I got on my own. Being a child who grew up on HORROR movies that is the music I give everybody. A look into a NEW BREED of music is what I offer.

JO: You’ve also created your own label, 757 Wickednezz Recordz. What has the experience been like running your own ship?

RTF: For the record 757 Wickednezz Recordz is the greatest label before the casket. When I started this it was only me. Then I started to get a few of my homies to come in, and I’m not going to lie. You can’t save everybody. I got 5 artist on my roster right now and they are HUNGRY. Soon the world will hear a New generation from the underground. But as far as running this wonderful label its the best job I ever had. But its not about me its about everyone who listens to us and gives us a chance. This is why I am humbled for this interview.

JO: So musically, you will be releasing two albums this year. How did you come to the decision to release two albums within one year?

RTF: I luv my music and its my entire LIFE. Releasing these 2 albums in this time frame is crazy and sometimes impossible for some artists. But I have so many ideas for songs and I just put them on the shelve for years. I always told myself, I’m going to save that for something bigger a better album. A now its the perfect time to bring this plaque of music to the world.

JO: Would you say the albums have different styles or themes that set them a part or is it more along the lines of a cohesive theme?

RTF: Well the first album which is set to release on September 1,2016 will be called “THE WALKING DISEASE”. This album is basically Part one of the plaque being released, the early days when people are still helping one another and its still some what peaceful in a dying world. December 31 , 2016 “THE WALKING DESEASE” will be released and this is the aftermath. When family kills one another for a can of soup or even for that last bullet to end their horror. I want to take people on a journey to what the human emotions really are. We was made to survive, not to cry. No matter how faint tomorrow may look, We Don’t Stop. That is Rev. Tu Face.

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JO: I know that for you it’s not about the money, but getting to do something you’ve always dreamed of. Do you think this affects you music in a significant way?

RTF: First thing is first I use to take money for collaborations and CD’s and so on. Can’t feed your family on FREE, believe me I know that. But I am from a poor family and from a poor city. I know what it is to have an artist you want on a song charge you a crazy amount of money to drop 16 bars on a song which (SO SO). I would love to have I.C.P. or TWIZTID on one of my songs, but I know I could NEVER afford them. But I can get amazing artist’s in the underground that you may have NEVER heard of to do my song and to do it 1000 times better. Me doing music for FREE is not about my music sucks or I don’t know what I am doing. But when I got fans who can’t afford to buy my album or they only have 5 dollars left after paying bills or whatever. I can’t see myself taking their money away from them. I work hard for my money and I know what it is to want and not have. Collaborations are the same I don’t charge NO ARTIST. I give them a track that they are happy with in a reasonable amount of time. When you get Rev. Tu Face on your album people will remember you. Not tooting my own horn, but what I rap about nobody else is dong it.

JO: So, where can fans find more of your music?

RTF: Of course at www.reverbnation.com/revtuface … A few of my albums are on Datpiff website just search my name and you can grab my last 2 albums for FREE. You can always go LIKE www.facebook.com/757wickednezzrecordz page…

JO: Is there currently anything in the works (Besides the massive amount of work I’m sure you’re pouring into the two upcoming releases) that you can let us in on?

RTF: Of course I’m always busy. Helping my brother K-Nyne on his New Album “Toxikology”. This album is straight Fire and brings that country Horrorcore flava to 757 Wickednezz Recordz. Also producing MORBID MINDFRAME’s new album which is not titled yet. William Killmore and Maddox Manson are the 2 sickest people you have ever met. But when they get into a recording booth it just magic. Horrorcore is afraid of these two. But whoever it is on our label, we are always busy. As far as collabs, I don’t have anything on the table as of right now. So if any artist wants a psycho on there track please hit me up at [email protected]

JO: Over the years you’ve no doubt had some rough times, we all have, but what or who would you say have kept you going throughout the years?

RTF: Hard times more like Dark times. But my wife and kids got me threw it all. My wife gave me my strength to continue and never to give up. My kids are the reasons I get out of bed everyday. My brothers at 757 Wickednezz Recordz and of course my fans. Well I call my fans the DYING BREED FAMILY. We are a dying breed cause look at what this world has become. Everybody is offended by everything and people are afraid to speak the truth, cause they are worried about hurting peoples feelings. Are generation is the last KEEPING IT REAL Generation.

JO: Who would you say have been your biggest influences in your career?

RTF: Psychopathic Records. Simple as that. I could name artists but simple and sweet, every artist who has anything to do with Psychopathic Records. As a JUGGALO these artists from ICP to TWIZTID back to AMB are our voice. They was my family when I had no family. When I was out on the street it was my juggalo family that took me in, no questions asked. Never once was I judged by my juggalo family. So who had the biggest influence of my career, Psychopathic Records and my JUGGALO FAMILY.

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JO: Who or what are you currently listening to?

RTF: In my car I got GENO CULTSHIT ‘s last album on rotation. Such a great album and a great artist who was taken away in his prime. Also blasting Razakel’s music. Much luv to LSP and SKR.

JO: One important note is that your music is all completely free, it an industry like this that seems like a hard decision. What made you choose this route and would you say it’s the plan for the foreseeable future?

RTF: My future is unclear but I do know is money is not holding me down. I will keep my music FREE and my collaborations FREE. My dying breed family and my juggalo family is not walking ATMs and I will not treat them as such. Nothing in this LIFE is FREE except for my music.

JO: Though I hate to say goodbye, how about a few shout outs before we really close this thing out?

RTF: I want to that you and Faygoluvers for reaching out to me. I want to say thank you to everybody who has ever listened to my music. I wanna say thank you to my family who has always backed me. Much clown luv to my juggalo family. A special shout out to K-Nyne , Spoken Truth and Morbid Mindframe. Still can’t come to grip that I am sitting here at Faygoluvers, this was always a dream. Every Juggalo knows Faygoluvers and now I’m here. Thank you.

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I have to give a big thanks to Rev Tu Face for taking the time out of his busy schedule for this interview and the entire 757 Wickedness Recordz crew. Remember, if you liked what you saw, read or heard be sure to check out the links below. Also, on a side note another BIG THANK YOU to Rev Tu Face for wishing my Mom a happy birthday. Hahaha, she seriously loved that and actually listened to a few of his tracks to celebrate.

Now before I officially sign off, as always if you would like to be featured right here on the Underground Spotlight, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]. Make sure to include a short bio, why you would like to/should be featured, a track or two and a couple of pics. Of course, don’t forget to include UGS or something similar in the subject line. So, until next time…

Peace,

Johnny O.

 

WEBSITES:

Official Rev Tu Face Reverbnation

Official Rev Tu Face Facebook

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