The City of Chicago and Wuli Records present The Redd.
It is obvious The Redd started rapping at an early age. He has been spitting raps long before he could drive. Born and raised on Chicago’s West side it was inevitable that The Redd found his way into Wuli Records Humbolt Park recording studio. In 2006, The Redd entered the Wuli recording studio blood thirsty for fresh, quality music and rapidly recorded 17 songs for his debut album “Only out for Destiny” released in 2007(Wuli Records). The Redd was the inaugural artist signed to Wuli Records and is extremely dedicated to putting Wuli Records and Chicago on the map.
His influences go far beyond the standard rap genre and range from rap to metal, blues to soul, and R&B to reggae. The Redd has classic hip-hop swagger and carefully blends old school grooves, rhythmic tribal elements , straight up rock and on occasion some latin flavor. The result is a perfect backdrop for the hard up-front rapping that The Redd has pioneered. The rhymes are timeless and wise beyond his years. His powerful rapping, resonant voice and musical expression create a distinct niche.
The Redd’s music grips and touches anyone who listens. Music is the universal language of ALL people, which is why fans across all genres attend and love his high-energy live shows. Redd has performed with some of hip hop biggest legends including Ice Cube,Vanilla Ice ,Twista, and the late legend Guru, a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr and has credits on the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed movie ,Blue Hill Avenue, directed by Craig Ross Jr., and starring Allen Payne
The Redd has done his share of time on Chicago’s streets and his early songs reflect chilling narratives of his own life experiences. He raps about growing up amid violence and hardship in his neighborhood, racism, other social problems often earning him the title of a gangster rapper.The Redd’s rapping has since adopted a positive and socially conscious motif showing huge growth as an artist.