93.9 WKYS is embracing local talent, and every Monday, we will prominently feature a local artist on the WKYS website.
If you would like to be featured on 93.9 WKYS New Music Monday please submit your song in an MP3 format, your photo, your bio and contact information to our DMV’s OWN page and every Monday we will feature a deserving local artist.
This week’s featured artist is Rahiem Supreme.
Introduce yourself and describe your sound for anyone who hasn’t heard of you.
“Whats good!!! It’s ya boy Rahiem Supreme, a.k.a the prophet, a.k.a the black Jesus, a.k.a the street Poet. I grew up in the Northwest area of DC, and I’m just a young MC on his grind trying to make this dream come to life. My sound is basically a soulful up to date sound with a resemblance of mc’s from the 90′s era with my own original twist to it. A lot of people say I’m like a breathe of fresh air.
What kind of reception did your first project receive from the DMV? How long have you been doing music?
I actually got good feedback from my first project. From social network to people on the street. A lot of people said my sound is really different from others in the local area and so forth. Since then, the fellow DMV bloggers been posting my singles and visuals that were on my first project and also ones that weren’t. And I’ve been recording/doing music for almost 2 years now.
How have you developed since your first project?
The more I record the more comfortable I get. This natural talent I have I gravitate and catch on pretty fast. I’m dealing with a lot more producers and engineers since my first project. I’m at a point where flows come easily & naturally mastered,im basically at a experimental mind state as of now.
What has been your biggest challenge as an up-and-coming artist in the DMV?
The biggest challenge was when I was trying to book my first venue. The club promoter was trying to get over on me; the venue host was looking out for close friends/relatives before making sure I was squared away. It’s like you got to be super aggressive or you get ignored/walked over. It’s wolves & con artist out here, so you gotta be extra careful on your movements and the people you’re dealing with.
What’s next for Rahiem Supreme? Any upcoming projects?
As of now, I’m working on visuals for my Collab EP I just dropped called “The Essence” on datpiff.com. So this summer you’ll be seeing visuals dropped from tracks that are on “The Essence”. And I’m currently working on my next project “All Hail Supreme” that may be dropping soon. Can’t spill a date yet, but it will definitely be better than the 1st project. You’ll witness me in my rawest form thus far and hear how I’ve grown as an artist.
What has been your biggest break, thus far in your music career?
Honestly I haven’t had a big break yet. I’m still on the grind to get the major exposure I dream of.
Where would you like to see your music career in the next few years?
I would like my music to be worldwide or at least across the U.S. by then.
Check Out Rahiem Supreme’s single “Tonight” featuring Fennan below!
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