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Anonymous rapper, ‘RMR’ inspires aspiring students and artists

The Atlanta-based artist stopped by the Little Theater as a part of Aztec Music Group’s “Speaker Series”
Photo by Jennifer Aguilar
Attendees of the event take pictures with RMR.

After many streams on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. Collaborations with some of music’s hottest names, such as Lil Baby and Future, rapper RMR (pronounced “Rumour”) paid a visit to San Diego State University’s  Little Theater on April 24.

As part of the Speaker Series hosted by Aztec Music Group, the Atlanta artist discussed his songwriting techniques in an attempt to inspire aspiring artists and students. 

RMR, who prefers to remain anonymous, started off by introducing himself and explained how he created his image and name.

RMR performs one of his songs. (Photo by Jennifer Aguilar)

Inspired by The Weeknd and his early attempts at anonymity, RMR uses a ski mask to distinguish himself from other artists as a way to stand out. 

“It was supposed to be more of a silhouette character-where you don’t really see my face or you don’t see my face at all,” RMR said. “It was between a Burqa, but then I decided to go with a ski mask.” 

Later, he explained the lyrics behind his songs, such as “RASCAL,” touched on his own core values. 

“I just wanted everybody to be able to relate to that message. It’s not for any particular demographic, it’s for each and every one of you to look deep into yourself and prosper afterwards,” RMR said. 

RMR signs autographs for fans. (Photo by Jennifer Aguilar)

This transitioned into a Q&A session where he explained the development of his musical taste and discussed his musical roots.

“I grew up listening to a lot of Christian rock…a lot of alternative music from the early 2000s…a lot of pop music also.” 

He received a lot of positive feedback with his appearance on campus by fans.

Zen Yokel, president of AMG, expressed how helpful RMR’s advice was when it came to navigating life in the industry. 

“He was able to give advice to the artists in AMG trying to navigate their own careers and borrowed heavily from his own experiences,” Yokel said. 

There was a chance at the end of the event to meet and greet RMR as he signed personalized posters for aspiring artists, students and fans. Everyone was also given the opportunity to take pictures with him, as well as limited amount of ski masks were distributed to those who attended.  

About the Contributors
Huy Huynh, Staff Writer
Huy Huynh was born and raised in San Diego, California and attended Patrick Henry High School in Del Cerro. After graduating, he studied at Grossmont College, right before transferring to San Diego State University as a psychology major with a minor in Digital and Social Media Studies. In his free time, he enjoys reading, making music, or creating videos, which he also does for work as a freelance videographer/editor. He is currently a staff writer for the Daily Aztec, working in multiple sections such as Arts and Culture as well as the News section. Huy is also bilingual in Vietnamese.
Jennifer Aguilar, '23-24 Mundo Azteca Editor
Jennifer Aguilar is a junior at San Diego State and a first-generation transfer student. She formerly attended San Diego Mesa College where she was the News Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of The Mesa Press. Her goal is to become a bilingual broadcast journalist for a news or entertainment outlet. She also enjoys filming and editing videos for her youtube channel with over 40k views (as of now).
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