Meet Ryan, an 18 year old Spotify playlist curator from Virginia
“I made Sad and Lonely because I love the detail and precision of the genre of music featured. I say genre, but honestly I don’t think it’s fair to group all of those artists together. It’s beautiful. It’s funny because Hip Hop and this kind of music are a complete 180 from each other. I see the playlist as a story and every time I switch it up, the storyline changes with new voices, lessons, and stories.”
Tell me a little about yourself - Do you make music? Why do you love music?
I don’t make music but I grew up in the hip hop industry. I learned my hustle through that and made moves from there. I love music because it’s an accepting industry, tolerant of many different life stories and paths.
What is the best concert you have attended?
I have to say the best convert I ever attended was Wiz Khalifa because the production was amazing. Plus I was there with some good friends of mine and I was at a venue I knew well, so I got back stage passes. Amazing!
Name a song that has been on 'repeat'
Say - Ruel has been on REPEAT non stop every day all day no matter the situation.
Name an artist that you have just discovered
I just found LANY! Love them! Malibu Nights is probably my fav songs after Say by Ruel right now!
If you were an artist, who would you love to collaborate and make music with?
It would have to be Aretha Franklin 100%. I don’t know what it is about the sounds and ambience of her music are so compelling.
What song do you know the words to, but hate to listen to?
Hi Bich - BhadBhabie. I can’t. I hate it but I love it.