Q: Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?
A: As a kid, my family used to have backyard barbecues where we would listen to music, laugh, and just enjoy each other's time. That's where my love for music came from. Music can make you feel happy, sad, and all types of different things because it's soulful. Some of my biggest musical influences include Houston artists like Yungstar, DJ Screw, and Big Moe. As I got older, I started listening to more Detroit artists like Rio, the Young OG, Babyface Ray, World Tour Mafia, and Peezy. These artists influenced me as an artist and shaped my sound to what it is now.
Q: What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?
A: Coming up as an emerging artist is kind of hard because you never know who's real and who is fake in the industry. It seems like as an independent artist, it's even harder. So, how I overcome it is by trying to stay motivated, focused, maintaining humility, and just making music every day.
Q: How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?
A: My inspiration for making music comes from my childhood and everything that I experienced, all the joy and pain. That's why I draw inspiration from it. I also have a couple of producers that always give me that vibe to make good music.
Q: What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?
A: The listeners can expect something different from me on my new upcoming EP, "FlyDeep Motors." It's more of a vibe than anything. My previous work was more about my lifestyle, but this new EP is more about talking about the lifestyle that I'm living. I have more of a focus on fashion and will talk more about all the designer brands that I've been buying lately and the feelings I've been having. Each album/EP is going to be different because every album/EP is the way I feel and what I'm going through at that time in my life.
Q: How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?
A: You might think that we all have the same background coming up as a hip-hop artist, but we struggled coming from the hood. We made it out the hood, but most people say that just for affiliation with the hood culture or what's going on. But I really came from Beaumont, Texas, on the nawfside. I really saw some stuff that a kid shouldn't see at a young age.
Q: Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special?
A: My brother Meaux Thug used to host at a nightclub called the Speakeasy. I had just told him that I wanted to do music, and he was like, "Yeah, man, go ahead, you should do it." So, he was hosting a birthday party around September, and he was like, "Man, you should come out and perform." It was my birthday month, so I got on stage and rocked it. All the love and support from everybody is what made the performance special.
Q: What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?
A: I just hope that listeners learn a little bit more about Richloyaltylouie and who I am as an artist. They should take away from it to be themselves and not let nobody change who you are and what I realize is nothing come to a sleeper but a dream.