Rittz Recalls His Experience as a ‘White Rapper’ in New Video
While Rittz's rapid flow can wow you, it's his gift for storytelling that makes him such a compelling presence on record. That talent is on full display with the Georgia MC's latest single 'White Rapper'.
In the opening verse, Rittz remembers his early obsession with hip-hop and his inspiration to begin rhyming. The music video perfectly accentuates with footage from old home movies featuring Rittz practicing his raps at a young age. As the story progresses, the Strange Music artists details his early struggles and how he almost quit.
Rittz raps, "Open mics where no one’s white / No one likes to clap or give you dap / Clubs you be scared to go inside / Stood at a spot in the hood, 20 miles from home / Waiting to finally hit the stage and blow their mind / Performed for five people or 20 at best / Sending demo tapes to labels, a ton of rejects / A ton of fake record companies execs on my talent / They tried their best to convince me they had something to invest / And just wasting my time, phony managers scamming us / Girlfriend and family, the verdict unanimous / To stop rapping you piece of s--t, it’s not happening / Now act white and grow up, are you try'na embarrass us / So I told that girl bye and was back on my stride / Rhymes kept getting better, my buzz was hard to deny / Almost quit and when I did got introduced to the guy Who put me on, and he been through the same struggle as I / A white rapper."
The final verse sees Rittz reflect on his recent success and status in the game today despite some annoyance he still receives as a white rapper. In spite of any criticism he receives, Rittz makes it clear he earned his spot. "I busted my ass to get respect for my craft," he declares.