Twitter Username: rach emcee @emceeskate
Bio: 32 years old, hometown Perth WA, moved to the Gold Coast for a period of 5 years and then back home to P town. Actor and Emcee, super passionate about telling stories from life experience and helping people connect to the lyrics is my favourite part of the whole process. I believe it’s all about the art of expression. My world revolves around acting and music. My family and friends are very dear to me. I’ve for sure gone through the school of hard knocks and my fair share of challenges within my life, but gotta deal with the cards you been dealt and make lemonade outta lemons so that’s what I’m doing and turning every negative experience into a positive.
Who are your top five influences? I would say that 360 plays a huge role in my honesty in my tracks, I admire where he has come from and his total transparency with his fans about where he has been and his journey from then to now and all the challenges he’s faced. I watch his clips and videos all the time and he truly inspires me, plus he is amazing at the art of multi syllable rapping. Ily is also another influence of mine, his raps are brilliant and he makes you feel so much during the song, the ability to make u bust out or dance if it’s an upbeat track or feel if it’s an emotional one is something he possesses and I admire. Bliss n Eso are epic, the way they engineer tracks and collab with other artists is just mindblowing how good it is, the hooks truly are hooks and some of the best times I’ve had listening to them, also their music videos pack a punch. I love how I can listen to them and just relate straight away, some of their hard hitting lyrics and music vids hit home hard and I love the connection. I grew up listening to Hilltop hoods as well and their tracks basically became an anthem for partying, they played a huge role in me wanting to express myself too. Pez is amazing, cos just like 360, he is so honest and transparent, and he truly has an amazing talent, I love his individual work as an artist and oin collabs with 360. Thundamentals are just gnarly, sooo good and sooo catchy and clever! I would love to collab with any of these artists anyday! And lastly Kerser, people say so many controversial things but I’m about the music at the end of the day and he represents to me a huge part of me when I was in a dark place and state of mind n felt that every day was just a blurr… he too is completely honest and his lyrics get to me and make me reflect too. All these artists honestly have so much individual talent to offer the world and make me feel so much and there’s no way I could list every artist that inspires me as there are so many and all for different individual reasons. I can’t wait till I can make more tracks n continue down same path. As well as these artists that represent hip hop, I’m also highly inspired and admire Pink and how she is so brutally honest and says things that people want to say but are just too afraid to say, and she has the balls to say it!, also artists like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber inspire me so much! They have literally been in the public eye for so long and I take my hat off to her for having to go through life, growing up under the scrutiny from the media, they literally were born with the most distinct and talented voice and are freaking brilliant, they both share such raw talent and the music they come out with from deep inside them could never be replaced or copied. I hope to inspire future artists one day just like I have been inspired.
What made you want to make music? The ability to express my emotions and my words, I write so much and I’m super deep and emotional and this is a way I can get it out of myself and move forward, heal and move on so to speak. I love the connection with people. I love how diff tracks make you feel a diff way can change your whole mood! They have the ability to make u do a full 180 and go from sad to pumped up in just a heartbeat. I would like to think that my lyrics could make someone who is lost, suicidal, feels trapped in their own mind and the reality they have created for themselves… feel that someone out there gets them and is with them and that the dark days will turn to light ones eventually. Or that someone out there hears them and can sympathise with the challenges of their specific journey. I guess inspire some hope in people who are struggling.
Are you currently working on any projects? Yes me and my friend @Wanita_music who was my collab artist on “Broken Girl” and I are writing some new tracks, ones that’ll hit home. My next track ll be about bullying and I’d like to do a music video for both “Broken Girl” and this new track I’m currently working on. I love creating and will be trying hard to pump out some more tracks more regularly.
How would you describe your sound? I would describe it as pretty aussie and kinda dark but honest cos it comes from my soul.
When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? Yes, when I first came up with an idea, I hear a beat and it inspires me, I freestyle to it for a bit…then grab my phone and in the notes section start writing lyrics.. I go through like 3 or 4 edits before I settle on something and even then it can always change later on down the track. I then listen to the beat on repeat for a while with my keyes closed and imagine like a music video in my head and the lyrics I wanna say, then I get in the studio and start recording and asking advice from my engineer and friend, and then we work on it together until we are happy.