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Reason is one of the hardest spitters to come out of Carson, California. While joining the TDE roster is definitely a career highlight, real name Robert Lee Gill, Jr. doesn’t plan on letting his foot off the gas pedal anytime soon. Growing up, basketball was always his main thing, practicing late nights and early mornings. But his love for hip-hop soon overtook his entire outlook on life. It was his debut album There You Have It that became an instant hit in the underground rap scene, later re-releasing the project through Top Dawg Entertainment (home to Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and more).
Now, Reason stops by the L.A. Leakers for an exclusive interview with Justin Credible and DJ Sour Milk. Off the tip, the three discuss how great his new single “Show Stop” is — with adlibs from the GOAT himself Kendrick Lamar.
Speaking on the new single, Reason states, “I’m excited about this record. It’s something different that people wouldn’t expect from me. When I did the record, I was excited about it. Then I went to the studio with Dot [Kendrick] and was playing records for him. He loved it so much, so I just shot my shot. I said ‘can you come over here and do some adlibs?’ But Dot is a hard man to get in contact with.”
When it comes to selling the record, Reason explains, “What’s crazy, the sale is easy. Dot was on board. But Dot’s the type if he knows it’s not coming out, he’s like ‘I’ll do it when I do it’. But the fan in me is like ‘bruh, do the adlibs right now. I want to hear the song!’ Dot be like ‘are you releasing it tomorrow?’ I say no. He’s like ‘alright cool, we’ll get around to it.’ But he got the plug!”
Watch above as they compare TDE and Dreamville as rap labels. Fans can look forward to Reason’s new project New Beginnings very soon!