Friday 1st March 2019

Photo by Chris Lucas

Name, where are you from?
Relly, straight out of Brissy Bristol.

Describe your style in three words?
Street, Sharp, Grown.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Redman and Method Man at O2 Academy Bristol, mainly down to the energy of their performance, complete understanding and controlling their position of power on stage. Was great to see the confidence and enjoyment their art held, made the audience feel the same way as if we were on stage too.

If you could be on the line up with any two artists in history?
Thinking of bands or groups in and outside of my own genre, I'd say Earth, Wind & Fire simply cause the music was just dam cool.
The other, Bob Marley and the Wailers, really held Jamaican style, warrior and rebel culture, Jah Rasta love and consciousness unapologetically to the masses.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Hip Hop, Reggae, ragga genres have had the most influence on me as an artist but Drum and Bass, House and Garage, Soul/RnB also have influenced me.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Marcus Garvey, just to conversate and understand what type of person and qualities it takes to empower and organise a people.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Thekla in Bristol. I like it because a lot of great Hip Hop and DnB raves I've gone to were there (as a customer) but also because it's a sick venue to play. Being a boat on Bristol's docks with a good crowd every time! Other than that, Bristol Trinity centre and the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Just a solid character and voice for the people.

Relly and Rogue are names that have been synonymous with the Bristol UK landscape now for over a decade. Relly has featured on most of the biggest projects to emerge out of the city while Rogue has production credits on tens of scores of Bristol heavyweight's albums, the two collaborated and released the highly anticipated Bris-hop album ‘Let Them Know’ in September 2018.

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