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Terrell Barnett, better known by the stage name of Retro Rell, is an American rapper/singer and songwriter. He was born September 26, 1995, and is coming out of Roanoke Va, He has 2 projects out now on all major platforms, Retro World and Cash Cow. He is an independent artist and Co-founder of Midnight Mobb Ent.
My grandmother’s passing made me want to start doing music seriously, I always played with freestyling as a kid though.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I make more melodic rap than anything but all my music has a different sound to it. I can make a song with almost any type of beat.
What is your creative process like?
My creative process is usually tapping in. Say a few bars then say more when it comes to me. Usually, 20-30 min to do each song. I use to write my music but I found myself forgetting before I can write it down to words.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Future, Lil Durk, or Kodak Black.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Message to my fans, I love and appreciate all of you guys sticking with me while I find my self as a man. I won’t let you guys down with my content.. every thing is authentic and facts. My life is a movie so stay tuned.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
If I wasn’t making music I would be looking to start my own businesses I never really liked working for someone.
Where have you performed?
I’ve performed locally in Roanoke, Va at a little artist showcase for the city and I performed at the Miami Live showcase about a year ago. Covid has had an effect on me being more active.
How would you say Social Media has impacted your music career?
Social Media hasn’t really impacted my music career just yet, although I do appreciate all the people that support me and found me through social media. I’m sure my following will grow with the right exposure.
Which famous musician(s) do you admire?
I Admire Future the most, really his work ethic and quantity of songs.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Trespassing and vandalism at my old elementary school. Was never convicted.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I’ve gotten is to stay focused on what I got going on instead of the next man to elevate the way I want.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would change social media in the industry if I could, let people see not just the lavish lifestyle but the real-life problems public figures go through, I feel social media is a fantasy world.
What’s next for you?
The next move for me is to keep dropping content and promoting until the right ear hears me.