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An Interview With R2DTucci

A fresh new release from R2Dtucci has a unique ability to smash genres together with an emo and alternative rock undertone that is coded in an edgy wrap and vocal style which lets the song breathe in its own way and becomes quickly addicting in terms of genre-blending and soundscape.

"Won't Waste It" comes through with incredible honesty and its emotional drive is very evident from beginning to end and this is something that you can feel as soon as the song begins.

This is a track that manages to push the envelope and with that, delivers something special both musically and lyrically for those who are open to listening to this properly.

At first, you feel like the song may be sort of a cry for help in its own right and that just comes from that emotion that the song was built from and how the artist was able to wear his heart on his sleeves which is not an easy thing to do whatsoever.

As you listen to the song further you begin to understand that the track comes from some sort of internal or external struggle and he's reaching inward to be able to push through that in his own way.

This is something excruciatingly relatable because we all have different struggles that we deal with in life and sometimes we need something else to draw from when it comes to trying to overcome them.

A track like this is actually quite helpful if you think about it because it helps us understand that we're not alone in our struggles and that is the most important thing about this single.

Well, for me it was and hopefully I took it the right way but either way, this track has its own character and is packed with persona, and throughout its course, it never loses that impactful approach that it was born from.

I love a song that takes you out of where you are and puts you in someone else's life for a moment so that you can actually hear and understand that the song came from a genuine place.

This track also has style and was able to take an almost aggressive edginess and spin it into something somehow positive all the while taking some of the best parts of alternative rock and hip hop to bring those two things together and create an atmosphere that's all its own.

I look at the song as something beautiful because to me it is.

Everything about this song has a youthful and realistic understanding but it also comes through with a sort of strange subtle softness that if you really listen feels graceful.

Don't get me wrong, this is a banger and it's really well done.

It also comes with a great accompanying music video that does nothing more than show the artist's presence further which is awesome.

With the release of such a well-woven single, we wanted to have a sit down with R2Dtucci to find out what actually drove the song and what might be coming up next for the artist.

Here's what happened.

Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "Won't Waste It"! This track had an honest aggression to it that was addictive and relatable! How did this release come about?

I always try to keep my music matching with the energy and emotions as the part of my life I want to cover. Life hit me with challenges one after another, but one thing that hit me the hardest was losing my father to covid. Basically, I felt like I was at my low and then got hit with some of the worst news possible. I just simply couldn't take it any more but realized how much life was truly worth. I saw the reason to keep going and hope to make all positive impacts on both people and the future. My music is a way of therapy for me and while relating it to my own life, I try to keep it relatable for others who may be searching for that extra push to keep going . Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist? So I started taking music seriously in 2017 my senior year of highschool , but if we bring it all the way to the start i used to just chill with the homies everyday , i definitely didn't always make the best decisions we use to pretty much roll up or find some drinks, but we would freestyle day after day . The first time I ever freestyled was a crazy night. A few of us linked back at the spot and I freestyled for hours. I kid you not, it went from everyone hyped to people literally falling asleep because it was just that time the sun already came up and one of the homies had to make me stop freestyling, but I said we would build a studio the next day and that's exactly what we did . From that point on we were always in the studio freestyling and rolling up. I used to freestyle straight through a song and not even playing it back, just walk out the booth and post it to a soundcloud I made so we could listen to our freestyles and chill on the move. I was always consistent with structure and flow transitions right off the bat , a lot of people would seem to really like my music and help push me to take it a bit more seriously. Which is when I switched from lil tucci to R2Dtucci a more unique name that would stand out and stick with people a bit more hopefully due to similarities to a well known character. Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?

I feel music is the most powerful thing humans can create. The ability to make people understand what i was going through and feel the things i felt emotionally through a song, while also making a coping mechanism and pushing me to go forward for a better life. That alone inspires me greatly. As well as situations in my day to day life and feelings. Energy and emotions are huge for me while recording. If I don't finish a track in one session I may wait months or even a year or two just for the same vibe and emotions to line up. I want to be in the exact mental state and feel exactly how I did when I started the song. But what inspires me to keep going and my music most of all is, i was able to talk to my father through horrible reception while knowing the end was near and not being able to hear much due to reception i was able to hear him say, I love you and never quit no matter what keep going with the music , it was a lot for him just to get words out and that was the end of the call. but i've come so far already, i know he's proud and there's so much more to come Buzz Slayers: This release has some great approaches to it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?

Mac Miller, Lil peep, poorstacy,Falling in reverse,

Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

Music's my life, if I'm not in the studio I'm working on something from networking to engineering for other artists. I'll also brainstorm videos and cover art to work on with my girlfriend in our free time. Besides that on rare occasions I'll explore abandoned places, play basketball or longboard. If the time is right I may even go dirt biking. but my life now in days is almost 100 % music related.

Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?

I love finding new artists and watching them succeed so its always something new but lately I've been listening to alot of my unreleased music or paris texas.

Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?

Not at the moment but I hope to in the near future.

Buzz Slayers: Do you record these at a big studio or do you have a home studio set-up?

I have my own studio. I've built many on my property over the years but now have a decently professional hand built studio and engineer myself on protools.

Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

I just dropped a whole album on Friday the 13th that includes the track “Won't waste it”. The name of the project was “Tucci’s Tape” . I considered it a mixtape because it had two sides !! songs on the first Side which is on all platforms and 7 Tracks on the second side only on youtube and soundcloud at the moment. But I will have a deluxe version out on all platforms soon with the majority of side B joining the rest over on all platforms , as well as new songs and more collaborations Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music? I Couldn't Keep going on how i do without each and every single one of you and know we all have a purpose. If you feel down or life isn't going great right now, know there's always a good side to it. Find your positive mindset and look for the wouldn't believe how much better life gets when you keep putting positive energy out in the world around you.And if you found my music, you found me and will never be alone from this point on.

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