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Reedy

Reedy

Reedy


Adam Reed, better known by his stage name Reedy, is an English rapper, producer and song writer. Reedy is often recognized by his distinct accent, bringing American tones into his voice to create something different but also commercial and enjoyable to listen to. He is also noted for his creative, meaningful and emotional lyrics. Reedy started listening to rap music in 1999 when his young 10 year old ears caught a listen to Eminem’s ‘The Slim Shady LP’. Read more on Last.fm
Adam Reed, better known by his stage name Reedy, is an English rapper, producer and song writer. Reedy is often recognized by his distinct accent, bringing American tones into his voice to create something different but also commercial and enjoyable to listen to. He is also noted for his creative, meaningful and emotional lyrics. Reedy started listening to rap music in 1999 when his young 10 year old ears caught a listen to Eminem’s ‘The Slim Shady LP’. Reedy was fascinated and from here started writing his own songs.

Though at first not writing rap songs in particular, his writing talent soon became apparent. It wasn’t until a year later Reedy got really into rap music, with the release of ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ Reedy became intrigued by what could be accomplished by a young white rapper, and so began focusing his lyrics in a more hip hop direction. Although Reedy had songs under his belt at such a young age he did not know what to do with them. It wasn’t until 2005 he found a website that would allow his creative mind to build up his talent further, Brick City. A written freestyle competition website where you battle other members in written verses verbally dissing each other.

Reedy was a member of Brick City for one year, building up his craft and becoming one of the best known members on the website. He decided to move on from Brick City after he was playing around with audio. He found a free instrumental on the internet that fit well with a song he had written and decided to give rapping it himself a go. He bought the cheapest microphone he could find (Logitech Desktop Mic - £10) and recorded the song.  Reedy was shocked and impressed by the results, so much so he posted the complete song on Brick City’s audio section to get reviews from the other members.

Great comments from the members made Reedy decide he was more than just writing, he was more than just written freestyles, and so packed his bags and left Brick City to move on to making real music. The song Reedy recorded was called ‘Gotta Get Her Back’ and can be found in the 'Old Music' section of Reedy’s website. In 2005 Reedy finished school and started Media Studies at college. While Reedy enjoyed Media Studies his attention was not fixed on it, he had ambitions now of a music career and wanted to pursue that dream. In 2006 coming towards the end of the Media course, Reedy, by chance, came across the recording studios in the college. While walking passed the studios Reedy heard a hip hop beat coming from behind one of the doors, he decided to take a chance and knocked.

A kind hearted student studying to be a sound engineer opened the door. Reedy expressed who he was and complimented the beat he heard and from this a friendship began. After talking about his ambitions and ideas, Reedy asked the student if he would record and produce Reedy’s first album, a short EP Reedy had been writing for the majority of that year. The student accepted and recording began May 19th 2006 and finished just two weeks later. The ‘Remember the Name EP’ was created, and Reedy’s passion became that much stronger. The ‘Remember the Name EP’ is available for free download in the 'Old Music' section of Reedy’s Website. After the summer of 2006 Reedy went back to college, this time to study something more himself, Music Technology.

This course allowed Reedy to have free studio time in the college studios he had become familiar with. While studying Reedy was also writing his second EP, titled ‘‘Cause of Karma’. He started recording the songs in January 2007 and finished recording in May the same year. The EP went live over the internet the following month.

The album got good reviews for Reedy and got him some attention from bigger names in the underground (e.g. Rydem MC). This album’s response gave Reedy hope and made him push his music towards higher ground. The ‘’Cause of Karma’ EP is available for free download in the 'Old Music' section of Reedy’s website. Reedy carried on writing and recording a few songs between 2007 and 2008, including solos and collaborations, including a few with Rydem MC and others who were known in the underground at that time. Reedy had also planned on another EP release in May 2008 but unfortunately it never came.

Reedy’s ambitions were being distracted by difficulties in his life which in August 2008 (Aged 19), after completing his college course, led Reedy to run away. All the way to the U.S.A. Reedy had a long distance relationship with a girl in America. He ran away to be with her in the great Washington State in a little town called South Bend. Short of money Reedy had to put his dreams to the side for the moment, unfortunately Reedy didn’t know a moment would be 2 years. On September 22nd 2010 Reedy returned to the U.K.

after his relationship came to an end due to differences. But for Reedy this could have been the best outcome in the end. Almost as soon as Reedy arrived back in England he put his ambitions back on and put music back in first place in his life. Reedy started writing again and started preparing himself to go at music hard. Reedy wrote, recorded and released his first full length album in 2012, titled 'Keep Looking Up'.

The album was recorded in the AudioBeach Studios in Brighton between May and August 2012, and then released soon after on November 22nd. On its release the album got glowing reviews from online magazines and online radio stations, including Merge Magazine who said about Reedy and the album, 'it’s the mix of commercial awareness in the beats and tunes and his clever, well observed self revealing lyrics that makes Reedy set alight the syllables with a BOOM.' You can read the rest of the review on Merge Magazine's website here. The cover art of the album features a painting by Lewes artist Julian Bell, who kindly let Reedy use his painting 'The Boy Looks Up' for all the art work associated with the album, as they both believed the album fit very well with the painting. Since the albums release Reedy has been gigging. He has performed all over Sussex and has been given tremendous responses for his music at every venue.

On July 30th2013 Reedy won the Hastings Music Award for best Hip Hop Artist and performed at the event. He was also featured in the Hailsham Festival 'Gotta Boom' line up in September 2013 and made himself to the final of the Festivals music competition. Reedy is still performing all over Sussex, so do try to go see him perform. On October 4th 2013, Reedy released news on a new LP. He stated that he previously intended the album to be finished and released by December the same year but has had to push it back to May 1st 2014, but to not let the fans down, Reedy also stated that instead of the LP in December he would be releasing a mixtape instead Read more on Last.fm.

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