“We wanna be the next group to make it fully independent like Strange Music. We’ve been personally finding our own talent doing our own website, own photography, filmmaking and completely pushing all of our own music through our personal website.”
Check out the interview with Reckless exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
We started with Cassie introducing FLAWLESS and Endless Destruction to Joe. He fell off with the group then RAGE came through and ultimately fell off because he wanted to be with his son and balancing the two was too hard. FLAWLESS introduced us to XXL and once Ed heard him spit he was in. We came up with Reckless based on the way we live life. We do Reckless stuff like smoke drink run from cops, egg houses etc. Endless Destruction was taught how to rap from his uncle Cj at age 5 then started releasing mixtapes from high school. He rapped about being bullied and his own life. FLAWLESS grew up around music living on the low-income side of West Side Denver. He makes music to express the moods he’s feeling at the moment. Cassie was born musically inclined with her ability to sing. She does more than the music she films our videos and helps with our photography and website. XXL grew up in North Side Denver his biggest influence is Suicide Boys because they taught him to speak freely and not care as to what people think.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
We’re still figuring that out but we’ve noticed its more about being less of a person more of a brand. You brand yourself as to what you believe in and people gravitate towards that. We personally promote by spamming the shit out of all of our songs through the comments on YouTube and through facebook and twitter.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
We wanna be the next group to make it fully independent like Strange Music. We’ve been personally finding our own talent doing our own website, own photography, filmmaking and completely pushing all of our own music through our personal website. Ultimately we want to make it out of poverty as were still struggling with bills and struggling to make ends meet.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing to us is competing with all the talent in Colorado such as Restless and Slo Pain and Ransteez. Also, there’s a lot of hate when it comes to speaking our opinions on sensitive topics. It’s also hard to find people in our state willing to collab for growth as opposed to money.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In Denver at least where ED, FLAWLESS and XXL grew up it could be heaven at one block and hell at the next. FLAWLESS and XXL grew up in gang territory where shootings happened daily. The music scene is full of really talented people just hustling to get there’s. Which in turn makes any venture in this business hard. The hip-hop world in Denver is cutthroat. Its either you fight to be heard or you fall and be silent.
What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?
We’re still trying to figure that out but what we wanna say is do it for yourself. Learn all aspects of the business and make the product all of what you believe in.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
First was us opening for Madchild back in June. Also hitting 1000 views on our Poison 2.0 video in less than a week. Right now we’re all continuously trying to get to that next milestone in our career. Personally, for Endless Destruction, his would be helping his friend get off drugs and saved his friends’ life through his music.
What is your inspiration?
For FLAWLESS his influences are Eminem, Hopsin, and Tech N9ne. For XXL definitely Suicide Boys, and XXXtentacion. For ED probably MGK and local Denver rapper Restless. For Cassie it’s Whitney Houston and Usher.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
They can but you’ll always be hustling and let us be honest no one buys physical copies anymore so unless you’re doing good online first you won’t get a lot out of it.
Where can we find you on social media?