We interviewed Pape Reu to give fans a little more incite to this world renowned star.
HHD: Where do you currently reside?
PAPA REU: Currently reside in Houston, Texas
HHD: What is your ethnicity?
PAPA REU: I am Black
HHD: How have you been so successful selling albums independently?
PAPA REU: By learning from the best independent companies that I was proud to work with like rapalot, cash money and no limit just watching how they strategicly build their platforms for selling their products.
HHD: What advice can you offer other artists looking to take the independent route?
PAPA REU: What I advise other artist is to acknowledge that there’s a higher power in charge that’s first and formost also u have to believe in yourself before anyone can believe in u also stay focused in what u believe in and never take no for answers when it comes to your passion and for artist taking independent route I advise u to hook up with og’s or vets that’s been successful putting out independent records reason being experience and knowledge is the key and that comes from time and one thing we could never cheat is time so skip all the troubleshooting and go to players that been in the game successfully to help brand you as an artist and don’t think it’s a walk in the park because it’s not.
HHD: How did you link up with Rick Ross for your song “Put It In The Air”?
PAPA REU: Well me and Rick ross hooked up fist and foremost we were fans of each other and the rest was history.
HHD: With success early on in your career with Cash Money, what is your relationship like now with Cash Money Records?
PAPA REU: Well me and everyone that was over at cash money records are all good with each other reason being I never got caught up in mess or any small talk I always thanked everyone over there from then till now for the opportunity and experience I had while at CMR.
HHD: With your routes in Trinidad & Tobago are there any artist from back home that we should be on the lookout for?
PAPA REU: Well I got couple I will be signing but for now we all just staying focused on kicking the door all the way down with my source code album which opens every other opportunities for the REU MUZIK movement.
HHD: What is your favorite hobby?
PAPA REU: I love messing with customizing cars that’s my getaway from music and hobby.
HHD: Are there any artists that you have not collaborated with that you would like to work with?
PAPA REU: Yea I always wanted to work with SADE and LAUREN HILL ALSO NAS AND STEEL PULSE AND GREGORY ISAAC I ALMOST FORGOT RHINNA.
HHD: What are some of your favorite new artists out right now?
PAPA REU: My favorite artist right now is really myself I really don’t listen to too many new artist music right now but I jam those classic sound tracks above the rim murder was the case oh it just came to me one of my favorite artist is patty labelle and slick rick I alway was crazy about their music.
HHD: What new projects are you currently working on?
PAPA REU: Well right now I have the reudboy vol 1&2 on iTunes and online now single working right now is on iTunes “Born 2 Win” video also available on YouTube soon to b on Vevo Also I have 2 songs on the new Scarface album releasing this year 2015 also a lot of touring and appearances scheduled for the rest of the year to make everything a success.
HHD: Any last words, shout outs or info you would like our viewers to know about?
PAPA REU: I want to say shouts out to the GOD first cause without him nothing is possible,the whole reu muzik staff, the management team ,fans,and all the underdogs I rock with the underdogs that’s why the theme this year FOR ME is all about winning BORN 2 WIN BELIEVE IT, SEE IT , SAY IT , ACHIEVE IT , BLESSUP.
Watch the Official Video to his new single “Born 2 Win”
Also check out his video “Put It In The Air” featuring Rick Ross below: