The Redland is an potent, new, uplifting rap group that would like to introduce a new prototype to hip-hop music. They classify their musical style as “R&B and Hip-Hop,” their sound a mixture of Tupac, Common, Talib Kweli, and Public Enemy. The Redland’s musical composition is noteworthy because of delivery and content. Their music reminds us why hip-hop should go back to the basics: realness.
The Redland are comprised of Earvin and Kose, two college friends from Morehouse College who decided to pursue a music career that would enrich our souls and keep listeners engaged. Earvin and Kose incorporated a style that will allow listeners to an eyebrow and question your own mental acuity.
To hear more of their music, Earvin and Kose will release a five-song EP on August 23rd that will be distributed by eOne Distribution.
Singersroom.com chatted with the R&B/Hip-Hop duo from Atlanta about their love for music, creating their sound, and what’s next for the group.
Earvin: You can think of our music as little kids who watch television who like to change the channel after a while. Kids can’t look at the same program because they want to try something different. And the same concept applies to us because we listen to all forms of music.
Kose: Our music is an alternative sound because we like to look at every aspect of music. The end product may be a hip-hop, R&B, or pop record because each genre has certain elements we look into while making music. You can’t just put us in a box or label us as one musical genre. We have fun making music, but we can’t just be something that we’re not, it wouldn’t be real.
Earvin: For the EP, we thought it was a good idea to focus more on the nightlife of Atlanta. We thought about the concept thoroughly so people can get a feel of the “real Atlanta.” Even if the person never visited Atlanta, our music captures an inclination of the city. We also wanted to write about topics that would be relatable to people and would influence others in a positive way.
Kose: Our music is all about evolution. We look at the artists that came before us and how each of them motivated us to create music that would be meaningful. Our influences, Tupac, Common, and John Legend influenced us to make a sound that would be real for us and appealing to people. And that is an accomplishment, but we’re always working. I look at it as a race almost because you’re trying to reach a specific mark as an artist. You can take it as far as it can go but you have to stay true. Your labor and love for music will take you places, but you have to believe in your music. Our approach to music is strong, and it’s what we respect. We understand that words have power, and we have embraced the calling that comes along with music.