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IAMRTB is a cross-genre Hip-Hop and R&B artist/producer, residing in South East England, with heritage from Sierra Leone. Following a childhood filled with music, RTB finally committed his future to the arts in 2015, after switching from a Mechanical Engineering to Creative Music Technologies undergraduate degree at Kingston University, graduating in 2019 with an Upper Second Class. The artist spent the next 3 years developing as a musician, releasing rough tracks on SoundCloud before finally releasing music through DistroKid in 2019.
“The new single from indie R&B artist, IAMRTB, entitled ‘Catch Up’, is like being caught in a daydream and catching a wave on some chill background music. The vocals are vibey and lofi but have a great framework to them against a rosey production choice to make the track enticing but lowkey and enjoyable.”
-Sensei’s Music Blog
Since rebranding in March of 2021, IAMRTB has amassed over 60,000 streams across 22 tracks on Spotify alone and thousands of streams on Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming services. Working independently and on a tight budget, the artist has seen increased listenership and a jump in streams in 2022, these metrics rising to 4000% and 750% of their respective 2021 values. These successes are primarily due to lots of research, planning and hard work, as RTB sought to balance composing, production and recording his music, while simultaneously self-managing, releasing, and promoting said music through Facebook ads and other digital.
As well as streaming success, IAMRTB has been played on the regional radio station BBC Kent upwards of 7 times and featured on 2 international blogs in Brazil and the United States. Through forming connections with other musicians and creators, RTB has inadvertently laid the base for his audience of over 1000 people (across various social media). After three years away from the stage, IAMRTB performed at the Elusive Festival in August of 2022, supporting fellow Kent musician “Dux''.
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