A young veteran of the Birmingham music scene, RTkal has been honing his craft as one of the cities most talented wordsmiths since the early 2000’s. Inspired by his youth, his generation and his heritage, RTkal has used music to spread positive vibes, unite and entertain audience's across the world.
As an independent artist RT has had charted success in various countries with tracks such as “Puttin’ In The Work” by Ghost Writers, Jump to The Bar with Swing Ting and “Run Your Mouth” by Noisses ft Lady Leshurr and Foreign beggars which also won UK Music Video Awards best urban music video.
Recognised and endorsed by the likes of Snoop Dogg, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra RTkal has performed alongside some of the most iconic musicians worldwide including Wu-Tang Clan, Tyga, Dead Prez, Curtis Blow and as a Mud Family member, the UKs very own godfather of rap Skinny Man. Not to mention hyping up some of the biggest audiences in the world including performances at Glastonbury, Isle of White Festival, Lovebox, Outlook Festival and numerous tours with legendary sound systems Valve and Channel One. Steadily building a following internationally, RTkal’s ability to bring vibes to any party over the years has resulted in a loyal fanbase spanning Switzerland, Jamaica, The Netherlands and beyond.
In 2018 RTkal co-created IDST Music Studio and Beats and Barriers Academy, offering music education and recording facilities to youths and under privileged groups in Birmingham City. The company is quickly becoming a valued outlet for upcoming and struggling talent within the city.
RTkal is also a founder of The MBC (Music Birmingham Culture). A performance venue, gallery and digital space to promote and nurture Birminghams creative industry.