RL Grime Discusses His Influences, Working with Big Sean

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UPDATE: RL Grime’s debut album VOID is streaming in full at Pitchfork ahead of its release on November 17.
We’ve been following RL Grime ever since he dropped his remix of Kanye’s “Mercy” with Salva back in June 2012. A few months later, we saw the Los Angeles native tear down Dim Mak’s weekly party at the now-closed Drai’s Hollywood. We knew he had a bright future, even before the release of his acclaimed “Pour It Up” and “Satisfaction” remixes.
Two years later, and with millions of SoundCloud plays, Grime is on the verge of releasing his highly-anticipated debut album, VOID. The bass-heavy producer has already dropped three tracks from the project, which have received three million combined plays. The most recent — the Big Sean-assisted “Kingpin” — has amassed 300,000 plays in just two days.
Revolt TV caught up with the innovative artist, to learn about his influences and how his new album came together. Watch below:

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