Prince Rapid- RSOTC Int (Real Sound Of The City)
November 8th 1985, a star was born. This star, Prince Rapid is on his way to supernova status, ready to explode globally as a dynamic and contemporary producer, rapper and singer/songwriter.
Prince Rapid is an original member of the talented and innovative East London rap group Ruff Sqwad, whom amongst others, are the pioneers of shifting grime music to wider audiences. Known for producing underground hits ‘Xtra’, ‘Top 3 Selected’ and ‘Pied Piper’, Prince Rapid took TV and radio stations by storm and reached number one in the Channel AKA charts for three consecutive weeks in 2003 with hit ‘Underground’.
His style of music is energetic and racy and influenced by the sounds and rhythms of grime, afro beats, house, garage, hip-hop, and r&b music. With the advancement of technology, the evolution of music and innovation, Prince has been able to produce music of cutting edge styles that bend genre traditions. His singing and melodic arrangements are harmonious and soulful giving off a soothing soft vibe paired with raw, rough and edgy beats and lyrics that immediately catch the listeners attention.
Prince Rapid is a strong believer and advocate of community youth projects. He plays a big role in using preventative methods including educating and motivating children from troubled backgrounds. Since the year 2010, Prince has been a tutor and a mentor to students through teaching production and studio skills. Through teaching his students new creative skills and aiding them in discovering their dreams, uncovering their prospects and developing their passions, Prince went on to establish his own organisation called New Build Creative Resources. This is an organisation that has been set up by Prince with an aim to educate young people in key skills and music industry knowledge, giving them opportunities to earn qualifications and acquire lucrative job placements.
Prince Rapid talks to SteveO about his new single, his studio that teaches teenagers how to make music and returning to Grime after some time out.
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