With a genre like Hip Hop, an artist being confident in their approach is not only welcomed but necessary. A genre that we all come to as fans to take in major talent who are unapologetic in their approach, as they convey their greatness to us in a way that makes us buy into their undeniable flex that makes fans of us all. Rvkah is an artist who has taken out time to know all there is to know in order to become who she is today.
Rebecca Jean Moritz popularly known as RVKAH is an award-winning hip-hop singer and songwriter who was born in Florida and raised in Israel. This American/Israeli released her first award-winning album at the age of 12. Since then she has gone on to release a second award-winning album, where her music videos have been aired on MTV Europe and premiered on radio stations across Israel. Rvkah is ready to share with the world her new electro-pop “LOVE EP”, which represents the reinvention of herself as an emerging artist.
Check out her songs on Spotify below:
Hi there, welcome to Honk Magazine. Thank you for taking out time to respond to us. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?
Rvkah – Writing music and singing has always been a form of emotional release for me. I always naturally gravitated towards singing and entertaining. When I was a little kid, whenever I felt alone – or misunderstood for example; I would put on a song I related to at the time and personally embody the emotions of that song and that made me feel less alone and more understood. I still do that to this day and that’s what I really love about music, it can affect your mood and be a great form of escapism.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Rvkah – I’ve always wanted to make music professionally for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t really know it was something attainable for me until I was ten. I started taking voice lessons when I was about seven I think, and when I moved to Israel at ten, I continued vocal lessons there. The owner of that studio offered to make an album for me and I recorded my first album at twelve, which was distributed throughout Israel. Of course, I’ve changed my stage name and rebranded with time. I’ve been recording and performing ever since then.
Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?
Rvkah – It’s hard for me to critique myself, but I think growing up overseas and being exposed to a lot of different cultures growing up, has given me the opportunity to include a natural worldly, pop vibe to my music. In the last few years, I’ve been really inspired by Swedish and Norwegian artists.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting?
Rvkah – I don’t know why no one ever corrected me, but whenever I had a show when I was a pre-teen, I would announce the band members at the end of the set. Whenever I announced who was playing bass, I would always pronounce “bass” as spelt instead of how it’s actually pronounced.
Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Rvkah – Well I learned I was embarrassing myself without knowing it for years probably but at least I learned how to properly pronounce my instruments now haha. I’ve really come such a long way.
Can you tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?
Rvkah – My latest release was “The LOVE EP” which I released in November, 2020. It had been a while since I had released music prior to “LOVE”, and I was excited to get new music out there. I was also heartbroken at the time – so yeah that was a huge inspiration. I also released a holiday single for Christmas in 2021 which I co-wrote with Grammy winner, Charlie Midnight, and multi-platinum songwriter, Kevin DeClue.
Can you give us a brief insight about your upcoming projects?
Rvkah – I’m releasing my lead single off of my upcoming album, (which will be released mid-2023), this November. The single is called “Blind Date” and I’ll also be releasing a music video this time as well. It was a fun production, and shout out to my friend Alicia Michels of Modern Expression for choreographing the video! As well as Nicole Alexandra for dancing in the video with us! 🙂
For the new album, I’ve collaborated with Charlie Midnight again, as well as Jan Fairchild for one of the upcoming singles following “Blind Date”. I also have a track featuring Yung N.A.Z. on the album that I’m excited to release.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Rvkah – Be careful where you spend your money and be very selective with who you work with. Also, if someone doesn’t want to sign an NDA – that’s a red flag.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Rvkah – I’ll say this. Don’t compare where you are at in your career to where your colleagues may be at in their career. Don’t be jealous, be genuinely happy for others’ success. It’s easy to get caught up in it, but the more authentic you are to yourself and genuinely believe in yourself – It’s so much easier to keep going and it will just come naturally at that point.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Rvkah – I’m also really passionate about acting and dancing. I’ve just been so focused on music, it would be fun to get more into the acting world. I have a passion for the art of cinema, and I love watching movies. I love horror films the most.
Any last piece of advice for those artists who just started making music?
Rvkah – Stay persistent and keep going.
How can our readers follow you online?
Rvkah – Connect with her on all social media platforms below:
Official Website: https://rvkah.com
Make sure to be on the lookout for a pre-save date for “Blind Date”, coming very soon.
Ki Storii shines on new single, “Shawty Lo” (ft. Cheek the Profit)
Bronx artist Ki Storii came onto our radar for her recent single, “Shawty Lo”, which features fellow Renaissance Music member Cheek the Profit of New Jersey. An electrifying, catchy single that could rattle any track or provide an apt soundtrack to any night of clubbing and partying, “Shawty Lo”‘s infectious bounce and sharply-crafted vocals demand the listener’s attention immediately. Containing raw, hard-hitting percussion, catchy key riffs, and heavy 808s, “Shawty Lo” is a powerful, and simultaneously sensual, song that provides truly engaging energy.
Talking about “Shawty Lo”, Ki Storii says, “Shawty Lo is about being the life of the party and how the guys love being around her.” This quote rings true from the opening remarks where she states “m*f*ckers out here asking for an only fans page… HA”.
Listen to “Shawty Lo” here and familiarize yourself with the rising Bronx artist:
AVX shares infectious album, ‘Highs & Lows’
New Jersey artist AVX has shared a new album called Highs & Lows. The album follows up several singles that built momentum within AVX’s fast-growing fanbase. Highs & Lows fully meets their anticipation with poignant, dynamic tracks that remain memorable. Providing examples of AVX’s songwriting skill and ear for sleek, stylish production, Highs & Lows is an exciting and emotive new offering.
Highs & Lows opens with the sharply-crafted “Manifest,” and opens the album in a focused manner with its atmospheric sound and potent message. “OMW” follows with an elegant cut of gorgeous strings contrasting neatly with a grooving, immersive rhythm section. Album highlight “DEMONS” contains ethereal vocal samples and drifting keys that make for, as clean drums knock beneath, setting the tone for AVX’s dynamic vocal performance. The album closes with the emotionally dense “DEEP END,” which vividly describes AVX’s inner world and draws the listener into it, finishing the project strongly and in a memorable fashion.
The latest from AVX, Highs & Lows, makes for a strong release with its sleek sound and smart, focused songwriting.
Listen to Highs & Lows here:
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