E.H.M.P.: Break down the meaning of your name Reek 610?
REEK610: Reek is the nickname for my first name. I added the 610 because it’s the area code where I’m from. My man told me there’s a Reek in every hood so I added the “610!”
E.H.M.P.: You recently won 2nd place at The Elegant Hoodness in NYC. You’ve also received an early nomination for the Top Ten Artists of the Year Awards 2014.. How was your experience and would you recommend others to the program?
REEK610: It was a great experience, a lot of talented artist came out and did their thing. It’s great promotion for upcoming artist who need more exposure. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is on their grind and wants to continue their music grind.
E.H.M.P.: Where can our listeners listen to or download your music?
REEK610: Go to YouTube and type in “Reek610” and all the videos we have will be on there.
E.H.M.P.: What and who are some of your inspirations?
REEK610: A lot of my raps are inspired from everyday situations I deal with. Some of my musical inspirations are Jay Z, Drake and Kanye. They are all lyrically talented and great at what they do.
E.H.M.P.: What separates you from the average philly rapper?
REEK610: The main thing that separates me from the average Philly rapper is I’m not technically a “Philly” rapper, I’m about 20 minutes outside the city in a small town, Pottstown. Out here in the 610 we have our own unique sound that separates us from not only Philly, but other parts of the world.
E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shout outs?
REEK610: shout out 610 music and everybody apart of the 610 movement.
INTERVIEWED BY: A.D. THE GENERAL
COURTESY OF ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2013