Rip The General Answers Questions About Spaide Ripper

Rip The General is a fellow artist from St. Louis that has collaborated with Spaide numerous times, even releasing a mixtape with him called “The Spaide Crow Project” that you can hear for free by clicking HERE. I took up a little of his time to see if we can get a deeper understanding for how Spaide is viewed in his city.


Thanks for your time.

RTG: No Problem.

In St Louis what are you best known for?

RTG: I’m best known for being the voice of the voiceless, the heart of the city, the one that makes the non-believers believe. I give people hope. I think I’m best known for my affiliations with “The Outlawz” and my trademark “Saint Lou Lou”, which is our signature gang call.

How long have you been doing music?

RTG: I’ve been doing music since the television show “The Simpsons” came out! Some of the homies in Pine Lawn, MO, where I’m from, still remember my raps from the third grade. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been a legend in my neighborhood when it comes to music. I had my own tapes back then even though I never wanted to be famous or a mainstream artist.

What is the name of your company?

RTG: “One Way Up” is the label, “GSI” is the family, and “4M’s” is the motto we go by.

How long have you known Spaide?

RTG: Roughly about 12 years ago I met Spaide Ripper. He greeted me with open arms. We had the same agenda.

What was the response like in STL to his music?

RTG: “Like Always” is still and will always be a classic in St Louis… 

What is it like working with Spaide?

RTG: Working with Spaide you never know what you would get. His lyrical ability is amazing. He makes everyone in the studio put on their A game, or he will smash you.

Do you think Spaide gets the respect he deserves?

RTG: In my opinion, no. He is truly one of the elite artists in the Lou.

Where can you be reached?

RTG: I can be reached on Instagram @Mr_StLouLou.

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