TOP-TIER is widely known for being a part of the rap duo “RTG” alongside his brother D-Reck. Their hit song “Slay” ft. Vivaswan went viral on Tiktok, gaining upwards of 1.5 million videos made on the platform and 43.2 million views. TOP-TIER claims that their rise to fame got them noticed by Super Producer Dr. Lukem who signed them to Kemosabe Records/Sony Music. He says, “From there our song hit the radio, that was a surreal feeling!” Invitations to shows and events helped them gain their fanbase.
While the 27-year-old is currently living in the greater LA area, Top Tier has relocated several times throughout his life. The first part of his childhood was in Los Angeles. He then relocated to Downey at 7 years old, moved to Atlanta, Georgia during 9th grade, and then back to Los Angeles for his senior year. He claims Downey, CA to be his true home having spent the majority of his youth there forming his closest friendships. While adjusting had been tough, Top Tier reflects back and finds that relocation has taught him about life and music. It has “allowed me to see a totally different side and made me who I am today.”
While open to what the future holds, TOP-TIER plans on remaining in Los Angeles to stay close to his family and stay connected to the music industry network. He says, “It’s a win-win situation for me, plus, LA is the best. Everyone loves LA.”
When asked what genre best categorizes his music he chuckles and states, “That’s a good question; after years of creating music, I’d like to think I’m versatile enough to work in any genre. I don’t think there’s any genre I can’t do at this point and I mean that humbly, haha. But to be honest I am trying to make my own genre. The goal has always been to be different.”