Motor City Minute Interview with Hip Hop Artist Ro Spit

By Mikey Eckstein

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I recently got to connect with Hip Hop Artist Ro Spit. Here is some of our conversation -

ME: How long have you been in the Hip Hop game? And tell us what inspired you to get into Hip Hop and at What age?
RS: Well hip hop is in my blood, so it’s always been there. But I guess as far as the game of hip hop goes, I’ve been in it since about 1999. My cousin One Be Lo started Binary Star & just seeing what they had going on made me realize I need in in some type of way. I was About 19 years old.

ME:Did you start out as a DJ or MC?
RS: I started out as a dj. I wanted to be an mc but had a fear of public speaking, so to break that I figured I could start by standing in front of people & not have to say anything if I was a dj. So that’s what I did.

ME:What are some of your favorite collaborations that you have done over the years?
RS:Some of my favorite collaborations have been Royce 5’9”, Bun B, Denaun Porter, Benny The Butcher, JMSN, & Raheem Devaugn. Countless others, but those are what’s at the front of my brain right now.

ME:Who would you love to collaborate with in the future?
RS: Nobody! Anybody I work with will be natural & organic, anything else uncivilized. I’m focused on myself & my own goals, not looking to bring anybody there, if they’re there that’s cool, but other than that, fuck ‘em all…we ball!

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ME: What does the Detroit Hip Hop vibe feel like to you currently in 2022
RS: It looks great! Some young cats making crazy moves as well as the OG’s still cutting up. From the hip hop shit to the street shit both are killing it.

ME: Do you have a most memorable show that you performed at if so tell us about it.
RS: It’s so many! I’ve been on so many stages it’s tough to pick. I will say though, back in the Subterraneous days, we opened up for KRS1 at the blind pig in Ann Arbor. That was insane! Also, I had a show at the Fillmore I believe, with Kendrick Lamar. The crowd was wild, and they were rocking with me knowing lyrics & everything. Also Barcelona on tour with Slum was unbelievable.

ME: You have a new project out with the Legendary Nick Speed , can you elaborate on this project?
RS: It’s incredible! It’s elevation! It’s hip hop! It’s house! It’s ghetto tech! It’s street! It’s hip hop! It’s grimy! It’s motivating! It’s a story! It’s swaggy! It’s Detroit AF!

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ME: You are also quite the Entrepreneur I have to say you recently just entered in a new endeavor in the city in February can you what and where this is?
RS: Yes indeed! Two18 is the new wave. It’s the extension of Burn Rubber, but also the future & the growth of the brand. It’s the future, with reference to the past. You don’t want to miss this run.