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Welcome to R-Tistic's page. I am a 21 year-old producer from Los Angeles, and I have been producing for nearly ten years. I have produced tracks for artists such as The Game, Kam, Black Friday (Black Wall Street), Murs, Glasses Malone (Black Wall Street), The Pentagon, and some others. I will occasionally post up tracks I have completed on this site, but I am savin most of my beats and songs for an album I am workin on right now, called R-Ticulation, which will feature all of the main artists I have worked with.
Why this name?
R-Tistic......I used to be a rapper, and this was my rap name. I call myself "R-Tistic" because when it comes to making beats, and general creativity, i think it describes me. I spell it "R-Tistic" instead of "Artistic" because my name is Ronald, and I think it looks a lot better because it's original.
Do you play live?
I work with rappers and groups that perform live, but I do my job in the studio.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has COMPLETELY revolutionized the way the music industry is ran. People who do music for fun, and for the love of it, finally have a chance to spread their music with the world. I have not been lucky enough to get signed, but I know that although labels would like to sign me if they heard what I can do for my age (19 years old), it is so much drama and bs involved, it takes away from the fun and ease of it that I have right now.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I was once in talks as far as signing with Black Wall Street, but I go to college in Florida and that it wasn't going to work out timewise.
I started rappin when I was in the 9 years old, 4th grade, in 1994. In 96, at 11, I began makin beats to rap to. After about 3 or 4 years, my beats became a lot better than my rap skill, so in the last two years, I haven't really rapped that much, just mainly produced.
My favorite producers are DJ Quik, Battlecat, Fred Wreck, Dre, and Timbaland, including a few others. As far as old school, I don't think anybody can mess with George Clinton and Parliament, or Roger and Zapp. Also, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock for Jazz, and many classical artists have influenced my style to a degree.
Probably Los Angeles and it's surrounding cities. I am from Gardena, which is right outside of L.A.
I use a Motif ES Rack, Roland JX-305 synthesizer, Roland JV-35 synthesizer, Cubase VST, and a VS-1680 track recorder.