Explain who you are for those who don’t know
Ricardo Mac is a hip hop artist from Toronto with a somewhat southern cadence and tempo.
How did you come up with your name?
‘Ricardo’ is my middle name and ‘Mac’ was a nickname my friends called me in highschool.
Where are you from?
I was born in North York, ON, Canada. But grew up mostly in Brampton, ON, Canada.
Whats it like growing up where your from?
Diverse. Very diverse. Alot of different cultures and personalities. Also, my parents are Jamaican so I grew up in a caribbean household. As did alot of my friends, so the Jamaican culture obviously stood out the most where I grew up.
How did you get into music?
I always loved music. But I grew up a R&B fan, Jodeci, Dru Hill, Boyz 2 Men, etc… I was a Hip Hop fan as well, but R&B was first place. Until, I listened to Ludacris’ Back For The First Time album. For some reason that project changed my whole outlook on MC’s. Since then, I been writing music here and there for fun. Just earlier this year I decided to take it serious and dedicated majority of my days to getting better at my craft.
What makes you different than other artists?
I will never get complacent or get comfortable with my music style. I will always look to challenge myself when it comes to delivery, flow patterns, genres, and even down to cover artwork.
What are you currently working on?
Currently working on promoting my music video for “The Motive” and my EP “Limbo: In The West End”. I’m also slowly trying to build a strong team around me to help with my next promotional push. Also, I have two new songs I’m working on that will drop by late Fall early Winter.
Anything you would like to say?
The best opportunities in life are often disguised as hard work.
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/limbo-in-the-west-end/id1237851434