Hello (Rell Heff)! How are you?
“I feel really good right now. New York is open and we are outside again. Eager to work and go around the city”.
Tell us about your background to get where you are today.
“I had to work very hard to get to where I am. I feel like never meeting my biological father was absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me. There is no way I could see any man being a better father to me than the man I call my father. He is my biggest role model and one of the things he always told me since I was young is “think before you act”. That phrase made me proud of everything I did growing up and made me a perfectionist. With my music I am very particular in what I publish. Everyone says that the songs I hold on to are great songs, but if I don’t feel them, I won’t release them. And all of that stems from the way I was raised.”
Ware you from here?
“I was born in Georgia but moved to New York when I was 3 years old. So naturally I claim Queens. Laurelton Queens to be exact. sev block
WWhen did you start with music?
“I started writing full verses in sixth grade, but I’ve been rhyming words since second grade.”
How did you get into music?
“In sixth grade, a new kid named Brandon came to my school and taught me how to make my words flow. That was my first experience in rap. After that, I kept writing, did a couple of talent shows, and shot some freestyle videos for YouTube. In college, my brother Leem had been making music with his roommate B3n Gotti. I linked up with them and recorded my first song in 2013. It’s been nonstop ever since.”
What is the hardest thing you have overcome in your life?
“Without a doubt the most challenging thing is getting out of my comfort zone. I have had to go out of my comfort zone to get money, to make certain people happy and even to survive. I won’t go into any of the stuff I’ve been up against, but it’s definitely been a challenge.”
Are you currently signed or independent?
“I am totally independent.”
Who inspires you the most musically?
“In general, Eminem because he never worried about anything and always put exactly what he felt into his music. But right now Lil Durk. He constantly drops music and is always on fire.”
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
“I want people to listen and say ‘nah, he’s different.’ I’m not trying to be like everyone else or make the same kind of music. Of course I will be influenced by the kind of music I love, but I always put my own spin on things. I want people to know that I am not the same as everyone else. I’m really like that.”
Tell us about any new music you have. When does it come out?
“Rell’s Kitchen Deluxe will probably drop around November. That’s my side of exercises, so basically gangsta music for all my dogs outside. Heff’s House is more party music, vibes for the ladies and well-organized music as a whole. Block Boyz will tap into my and Leem’s wild minds. For those who don’t know Leem, he’s a wild boy with wild notes, so this is for more lyrical listeners. I have something for everyone who goes out. I am really different. I’m really like that.”
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
“Music gives people a certain feeling. Kind of like a rush. But it gets boring when everyone starts making the same kind of music. I just know that I’m not like the others and my music proves it. Acts.”
Follow Rell Heff on Instagram: @almighty_heff
Check out Rell Heff’s music on Spotify: