Interview with Rigormortiz


Interview with Rigormortiz

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Growing up in a church family and singing in choirs, I have always had a natural flair for music, sound, rhythm, and melody. This brought me into the world of music production and beat making which I enjoy immensely. This started off as just a hobby and I didn’t realize how good I really was until my friends and neighbors started lining up and offered to pay me for my beats. In 2019 I made the decision to start working on my own album just for fun and went on to release ”The Rigormortiz Project” which surprisingly received a lot of positive affirmation. This then spurred me on to keep making more amazing music and just enjoy myself in the process.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

As an unsigned independent artist, I actually finance all my projects which means I still have to do odd jobs to pay my bills. One of my part-time jobs is at a restaurant, and every now and again some customers recognize me and ask me for my autograph which is quite humbling. Even now, I have fans approaching me on the streets and on the Tube as well which is all just surreal.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

I always say making music has to be fun. When it stops being fun, it’s time to give your mind and body a time out. I find I’m at my most creative after a break and often at the oddest of times and places. I tend to have a mental block when I sit down and force myself to create something, though I must say I have worked with some artists who thrive on pressure. So the main thing I can advise anyone is to enjoy the process, work hard but also get as much rest as you can.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

For a time, when I was young, we actually lived with and were raised by my grandmother who recently passed. She introduced me to the world of Choral music. As a school and church Choirmaster herself, she literally dragged me into it which I hated at the time but from that moment I discovered my love for singing and creating vocal harmonies. We would often sing at home every night before bed which we loved. I love her dearly and give her credit for laying the foundation of my career as a musician and entertainer.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I recently launched my own record label, ”Rigormortiz Inc” with the aim to seek out new, hidden, and undiscovered artists and to give them a starting platform. There are a lot of very talented artists out there who just need a chance. I know firsthand how difficult it is to start out, so it is my hope that I’ll be able to provide opportunities to other struggling artists before they give up and lose hope. As my own career grows, I would like others to grow with me.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

”You only have one life, so do what makes you happy and don’t care about anybody else’s opinions if they are not constructive”  As a public figure, you face a lot of criticism with regards to every single thing you do and everyone seems to have an opinion about your music, your lyrics, your image and the direction which you should go. I have quickly learned that you can’t please everyone and not everyone around you has your best interests at heart. My biggest fan is my mum and will be a fan for life. If my music makes just 2 people in this world happy, then I am more than proud of myself.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Please feel free to follow me on:

Instagram – @rigormortiz.music

Twitter – @rigormortiz_

Tiktok – @rigormortiz.music

Website – www.rigormortiz.com