We’ve been playing out the new track GO DOWN LOW from REIME SCHEMES here on Phoenix FM recently – and we caught up with him to find out more about his life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
Reime Schemes, a rising Hip Hop artist making his claim to fame into Hip Hop’s mainstream. Having grown up in Detroit’s inner city, serving a tour in Iraq, and adapting to the diversity of California, Reime Schemes delivers evocative messages through his lyrical talents that are quickly gaining notoriety. The depth of his lyrics, mixed with a fused sound of old-school hip-hop with a modern delivery, has created an epic buzz with music lovers across the globe.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
My passion for music started as kid. In my household, we listened to all genres of music to include R & B, reggae, hip-hop, and more. Once I learned to read music as I played the trumpet and drums in Elementary School, I have been attracted to music going forward.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
My musical journey is quite unique. I’m originally from Detroit, Michigan and moved out to Los Angeles, California to pursue my career in entertainment. I have collaborated on songs with some of the heaviest hitters in the game such as Keith Murray of Def Squad, Yukmouth of The Luniz, Tupac Shakur’s brother Mopreme, Young Noble of 2Pac’sOutlawz, the legendary Spice 1, Bad Azz and Kurupt of Da Dogg Pound Gangstaz, and the list goes on and on. It’s such a dream to collaborate with artists that I grew up listening to. Their music influenced me to become an artist.
Once I discovered my Nigerian heritage, I begun to explore Africa musically which allowed me to collaborate with many artists from Africa such as Shady Blue, DJ Seven, Gnako, Amber Lulu, Bi. Aisha and most recently, Maddoh on “Go Down Low”.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
My musical style is a fusion blend. I incorporate Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Soca, Afro beats, and Dancehall. My goal is to make music for everyone but also maintain my unique style and appeal. As a bilingual artist, I’m able to reach fans worldwide.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
To date, I have recorded over 3 studio albums to include, “All Black”, “Progression”, and “Rhymageddon”. My list of prominent singles includes Maneno, Showtime, Debe, Whine it, Sawa, Lagos to Los Angeles, Paradise, Thief Ah Whine, Island Flame, and Book of rhymes to name a few.
My most recent release is “Go Down Low” to include a Swedish remix. “Go Down Low” remix is an international Afro fusion track with a mixture of the Tanzania bongo flava sound including American and Swedish hip hop. This track brings the worldwide feeling.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
As my musical style developed into fusion, I fell in love with the Afro beats sound. I’m currently listening to artists such as Burna Boy, Harmonize, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Sarkodie, and Omah Lay. Their creativity has influenced my current work while keeping my foundational roots.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
My dream collaborations, although they are not possible, would-be Tupac and Big Pun. Today, I would love to collaborate with Burna Boy and Damien Marley.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m currently planning a worldwide tour. My first scheduled dates are June 15- 20 in Mallorca, Spain. I’m working on a few more collaborations with American, Tanzania, and Swedish artists. Be sure to follow Reime Schemes and be on the lookout for more exciting music. Please continue to stream “GO DOWN LOW” at https://empire.ffm.to/godownlow