Today we’d like to introduce you to R.A.R.E.
Hi R.A.R.E., we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
For starters here is the breakdown on how I even chose my artist’s name! (It took me forever!) R.A.R.E. means —
WHO IS R.A.R.E.?
R.A.R.E. Is very powerful because the true meaning behind the music represents what I’ve been through to get to where I’m at today as a human being, and also how far I’ve come thus far in life… And that’s what keeps me going.
My name is Darryl Hill, now known as your new favorite Independent Rapper/Artist/Composer R.A.R.E. I’m 26 years old born in ‘96, a thriving Capricorn raised in Oakland California AKA your Bay Area!!
For schooling, I attended Oakland Technical HS for 3 Years. My choice of electives during these years were Spanish language, Art, also Poetry classes that I wrote in everyday of my sophomore year bringing me closer to my dream, music.
Shortly after Tech, my senior year I transferred to Ralph J Bunche Academy and became an HS Graduate – Class of 2014!
I consider myself to be a Composer, in a different form of a rapper. I’ve been passionate over music since I was 8 or 9. I’ve always enjoyed creating music, mostly recording my own songs and freestyles. When I was about 10, I started to record myself on a radio cassette player that my mom had purchased. I created my own radio station by taping the music I’d listen to on CDs or 106.1KMEL, and after that, I’d add my voiceovers to cover the radio personalities that were speaking.
My little sister and I, the oldest one because I have 2, would record with me… She was about 5/6 at the time and I’d have her singing background to my music as I recorded on the radio tape player, which made us a melody duo!
Music is more of a passion for me, more than just a new level of education… after putting my first single out, “Much More Than That” on March 25th, 2022!
I’ve been filled with nothing but support and love. This brings joy due to me always wanting to have the chance to be heard for whatever reason and to learn more about what I have a passion for – vocals, audio, and different sounds that the world can be given for the world to enjoy. So, to end I’m more than grateful for the support you all have given me thus far as an independent artist, and composer. I’m looking forward to what’s next!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Music is much more of a passion for me, more than just a new level of education… after putting my first single out, “Much More Than That” on March 25th, 2022! I’ve been filled with nothing but support and love. This brings joy due to me always wanting to have the chance to be heard for whatever reason and to learn more about what I have a passion for – vocals, audio, and different sounds that the world can be given for the world to enjoy. So, to end I’m more than grateful for the support you all have given me thus far as an independent artist, and composer from Oakland California. I’m looking forward to what’s next and I hope I wow a lot of people! this would mean the WORLD!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m an independent music artist by the name of R.A.R.E. I write my own lyrics and record myself on my iPhone. I’ve been into music since I was born, I recorded on a cassette player at the age of 9 and created my own radio show in love with the music I’d have included in them. I started writing poems from the late, Tupac Shakur while I was in Highschool starting freshman year that I have until this day laminated. What sets me apart from others is me just being myself, R.A.R.E., but I feel I’m just the same as everyone else as we’re all human beings with the same 24hours. I’m proud of my talents and where it’ll take me in the next years, I always surprise myself.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
What I like best is the palm trees and beaches because it’s the most calming setting, for partying or relaxing, it’s always a vibe in LA. I’d say least is the traffic, a nice percentage of whoever has visited LA I’m sure would agree Lol.
- My new single “Much More Than That” on Apple Music $0.99 https://music.apple.com/us/album/much-more-than-that/1616309217?i=1616309223
- My new single “Lit” on Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/lit/1623041235?i=1623041240
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/officiallyr.a.r.e?r=nametag
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darryla1u7
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/_officiallyrare
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC8YQmhwIwMTs2V53fNqrDrw
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/4muEo9hP4NAJtYjA8
- Other: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdny4hjC/
Darryl Hop Hill Jr.