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Meet WealthyRobando – LA based hip hop artist

Ima independent underground artist from south-central LA 110 and Normandie to be exact. Growing up in the Ugly the guttah the STREETS made me what I am today I’m use to the struggle I embrace it made me a hustler no doubt.

I almost lost my life at 17 2012 due to gang violence I came back from the dead and got locked up kept it SSolid did my time came out 2014 caught another case and I was fighting for my life 20 plus years in that court room and I beat the odds and BEAT THAT CASE on June 2017 I dropped my first album YOU AINT REALLY IN THESE STREETS that year the rest was history. My music is about life in the hood/ varrio how growing up in the ugly can turn you into something no one or nothing can fuck with . My lil homie Sykes  long live Robert AVITA got killed by the police on the block this year when I drop METRO WEST  MAY 2020 that fucked me up but I got back in the booth cause that trigged something in me and I recorded a whole tape and then drop A Block Tale on august 2020 . Some lie bout they life but like I always said I been Official before it was Beneficial. The streets I ain’t chose it I was born in it . Luckily I’m surviving and striving and making these Hits all for my Son can know you can make it out of any situation just stay dedicated and hungry .I’m currently wrapping a other tape Lessons Learnd  also workin on a joint tapes,  workin on features around the world already got features with artist from Canada , Russia , Germany , South London , Hiroshima . and also got more visuals on the way OWN MONEY drops December on Latinbeasttv

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

WealthyRobando: The music that I create make you wanna get up and make some Bands make you get active my music is for the streets for those who from the streets been in these streets since a younging been hopd off the porch music I’m from the WESTSIDE with that east coast flow deadly combination. I make music that they gone feel make em move and they head bop

You say you almost lost your life at 17, that was 8 years ago. How has that experience influenced your music?

WealthyRobando: Man 2012 was a crazy year yeah I almost died got stabbed, I was in a Coma shit was hectic. Pulled through though thank the man up stairs.
This life changing experience made my music what it is today because I remember always sayin fuck that rather it be you then me, and I was really knee deep in the streets and beat death, So I had to speak about the real out here in the field and about what we go through daily in SouthCentral LA

If you weren’t a musician today, what else could you see yourself doing? Would you be as fulfilled in life?

WealthyRobando: If I wasn’t a artist to be honest I would be going in and out that jail cell . Cause I ain’t working no 9-5 no offense to those out there working hard everyday for theirs a hustle is a hustle remember that haha but I ain’t cut from that cloth especially the way I was raised .  I’ll prolly be dead or locked up real talk . Hiphop really saved my life and help me get me out the devils playground . I wouldn’t be as fulfilled i love seein people I DONT KNOW bump my shit and know the lyrics 🙏🏽I don’t know what I would do with out this rap shit. That’s why I’m ALWAYS on GO all INDEPENDENT, appreciate everyone rockin with the Dimeblock baby

You’re latest album “Metro West” is awesome. What inspired you to write it?

WealthyRobando: Metro West was inspired by my section just to show y’all a glimpse of my way of living . Where i come from. the cover was actually a photo shot my culver city partner Pacsum , of the section 8 apartments I grew up in. Long live Sykes when I dropped this project my homie wasn’t able to enjoy this win . I took a major L justice for Robert Avita fuck the police n they dead ones
Holding produced by EyeQ
I was really talkin my shit on that track, speakin facts . Don’t be expecting to win if you ain’t gonna go ALL IN . A lot of people don’t understand that you ethier with it or get lost.

What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?

WealthyRobando: The biggest surprise to me was how people from around the world started to listen to me, then I started to work with artists/ producers from London,Germany,Japan,
Russia,Serbia,Columbia,Ukraine
And also in the US as well it’s been real started this legit in 2017 and it’s been a hell of a experience and blessing. Hahaha wasnt Unexpected but the biggest challenge to me was leaving the streets to side for a while to really get my music career right and take it really serious it was ether the streets or my life literally when I beat that 20 year plus bid in 2017 I stopped playin games and got to it.

What does your curiosity look like? How do you explore things?

WealthyRobando: My curiosity almost got me killed cause i wasn’t pussy hahaha. Nah I’m the type of person that likes to see for myself then for someone to tell me. Explore things? Hmm with caution ⚠️

What are some newer projects that you are currently working on?

WealthyRobando: Right now I’m wrapping up Lessons Learnd, my third tape of the year also workin on a couple singles ,joint tapes with several artist From LA and producers as well. Right now my main focus is to release visuals for Metro West and A Block Tale and Expectations

What types of change do you feel your music can initiate?

WealthyRobando: Something different something new, unique that real underground rap Bars not repeated rhymes. the game sounding the same Me and my niggas doing our own thing HitWave came to  initiate change for the tired ear

Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?

WealthyRobando: Krs-one, kid frost, rage against the machine  , Big L , Lord finesse , IllBill, spice 1 ,eazyE, Redman , wutang ,dr Dre ,Nate dog , Drakeo the ruler, big pun , jus allah , slick Rick ,nirvana , Kendrick Lamar, school boy q, kool G rap, biggie , pac, bone thugs ,West side connect the list go on !!
Everybody on this list inspire me and my music because I’m a hiphop head and I want my fans to feel the same way I feel when I listen to jay z on reasonable doubt .
I would definitely would work with the whole stinc team.

What do you hope people take away from your music?

WealthyRobando: The only thing I hope that my fans take from the music I put out is that they understand That this is real deal Holyfield.  And anything can happen don’t take nothing for granted and do what you wanna do cause you only get one life to live just pick your own battles. Stay dangerous get to the money no matter the cost Hussle never have a broke mentally never let someone or any situation stop you from gettin to where you’re want to be I life and most of all take care of your peoples and make it out the trenches. Money is the motive
Wealthy Robando

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Written by Emily

Emily is currently finishing her studies in journalism and popular media abroad in the School of Media studies in Tel Aviv. In free time she writes for several popular magazines and loves hip hop culture very much.

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