The Hype Magazine Interviews Runway Richy


Who is Runway Richy, and where are you from?

Runway Richy is also known as Kevia Morris from the group  Murder Mafia and Born Wit It . I’m originally born in New Orleans but raised Decatur Ga, Zone 6.

How did you discover your musical talent?

I really think it discovered me , I been rapping since i was in the womb. [Laughs] My whole family is from the N.O. music is a very big part of our culture .

Who has been your greatest inspirations musically and why?

The Greatest? That’s hard because its so many , but Andre 3000 because he reinvented himself every album, but still stay true to himself. Like Andre 3000 be hanging out at Chit Chat in Decatur Ga , that’s the most place ever . Others from Bossie , Pimp C , 2pac ,Biggie , Wayne , Playa Fly , Quincy Jones , Elton John , Triple 6 etc etc have all been inspirations to me as a artist.

What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don’t already have in other performers?

Honestly I think my music is a little more diverse than the average “ street or hood “ artist. I feel I’m  able to balance records for the hood , with records for the world , for example my record Awesome feat B.o.B .

Have you encountered any problems in getting to this point in your career?

The only problem I’ve encountered is myself, at times I was my worst enemy . I made decisions that effected my freedom , which effected my music career.

What do you want people get from your music?

From my music I just want you to get me Kevia Morris , Runway Richy. I want you to feel how I was feeling when i recorded , I want you to picture the scene I’ m painting thru my lyrics.

When can we expect some new music from you?

My debut project titled “ Uh Oh”  just dropped about 3 weeks ago and I’m presently working on records for my other project , not sure what the title of it will be yet. I’m slating for a November release . Until then just stay tuned I’m always releasing random records on the net

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

The release of my first solo project , release of my first video ,” Fuck Wit Ya which by the way did over 2 million views on worldstar. [Laughs] Really everything going on with my career right now , because this time last year I was locked up.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?

There is so many i would want to collaborate with and do a we are the world record. [Laughs] Since I can only choose one ill go with God , he’s the all time greatest creator and as artist that’s what we do “ create “ , so Gods my final answer. [Laughs]

One track of yours that you think defines you and why?

Last of a dying breed feat Trae da Truth , because its a lack of real genuine people left in the world , everybody feels like they need to be someone else instead of being themselves. I’m me no matter what , last of a dying breed.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…

Doing a show in the country and my bottles was brought out to me in what looked like KFC Buckets lol but the funniest s*** was they had sparklers on it , but even crazier the couch they had in the section was so old looked like Martin Luther King died on it. [Laughs] Definitely a “Uh Oh” moment.