Meet the man behind Ace Hood's "Starvation" series: We the Best producer Reazy Renegade.
The Renegades, the duo of Reazy and Mev, signed with DJ Khaled in late 2010, and within a few weeks, they had their names on a We the Best hit single. That record: "Welcome to My Hood," one of the South's all-time biggest posse cuts, featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Plies, and T-Pain.
Born and raised in Miami, The Renegades found themselves working under the city's biggest music influencer, in Khaled, who soon introduced them to one of Florida's hottest talents: Ace Hood. They immediately caught an intuitive vibe with Ace and began working on the first of Hood's Starvation mixtape series, of which we're currently waiting on the fourth installation.
In early 2013, shortly after Starvation 2, Reazy and Mev split up and went their separate ways. Reazy stayed with We the Best and maintained his close working relationship with Ace Hood, producing 5 tracks on Starvation 3, released at the beginning of 2014. Around this time, needing a change of scenery, he also moved to NYC. The move hasn't affected his standing within We the Best or his partnership with Hood, but it has allowed him to recreate his sound and start pushing his own independent movement. This year, he's produced for Ace Hood, K Camp, Snootie Wild, Young Dolph, as well as a handful of artist you might not, but definitely should, be aware of. He's also got an absolutely massive collab planned for Khaled's upcoming album, I Changed a Lot.
Reazy recently came through the HNHH offices to chat about being mentored by Khaled, why Ace Hood is the definitive street rapper, the star power of K Camp, and what he does to continually update his sound.