ABM: What is your stage name?
4Ren: 4Ren is what they call me, some may know me as 4TG (@4renthegreat) which was my SoundCloud name, and my label I rep is M.O.B. ENT (Men of Business Entertainment) founded by my brother Preemo Gambino.
ABM: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
4Ren: I grew up in Phillly (Philadelphia) and DMV area. As a child me and my mother moved around a lot. I have spent some time in Florida, Texas, and North Carolina. My whole family is from South Philly, and North Philly. Philly is a place that will make or break a person, its one of those places that you see good but theres also a lot of bad as well. I never realized how crazy it is growing up in inner cities till I grew up, a lot of people I know didn’t make it past 25, it’s sad… but it’s the honest truth. Even though moving around as a youngin was stressful I wouldn’t trade that life experience for anything, I feel like its the reason that I like so many different types of hip hop music.
ABM: What are your last full length releases people can go check out right now?
4Ren: My latest releases consist of my new hit “She Do Not Luv Me”, which is a iTunes exclusive. I also got a single “Mind Dying” featuring Preemo Gambino. That single is available on Preemo Gambino’s SoundCloud account. Lastly, my single 12AM, which can be found on my personal SoundCloud account. Each three of these songs all provide a different type of vibe that the youth and OG’S can all relate too.
ABM: What are you currently working on?
4Ren: I’m in the works of cooking up for another EP “Apex Predator 2”, the original one is on SoundCloud as well, I choose the name “Apex Predator” cause it means top of the food chain, we all know that Apex Predator is something that has no real threat in it’s environment, thats what hip hop is about, being so cold with punch lines, flows, cadence, and melody that its hard to compare you to anyone cause your so original. I feel as though that should be the goal for every artist.
ABM: What’s your last visual release people can check out, tell us about it.
4Ren: My last visual was “She Do Not Luv Me” shot by Rico The Producer. This song to me is something that I feel like anyone can relate too, its a story telling song with a small amount of RNB and melody rap.
ABM: Is there any artists you would like to work with in the future?
4Ren: I’d like to work with people like Mozzy, Boe Sosa, Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill, Skimask the Slumpgod, Juicewrld999, Chief Keef, E-40, Lil Pete, Lil Yee, Lil Blood, Philthy Rich, Lil Durk, Nav, Trippie Red, Tee Grizzely ,S.O.B., Too Short, Lil Bibby , G-Herbo, and Travis Scott.
ABM: Any business ventures you wanna tell the public about? 4Ren: Honestly I don’t know if I should be saying this, a lot of people gone think I’m capping but no cap Q.C. called me and I spoke with Coach K. I almost was on that Lil baby and Yo Gotti song (Put a Date On It), but it was bad timing so it fell through, but hopefully one day I could still work with Q.C. No lie I was big mad for a little, but everything happens for a reason.
ABM: Where can people find you online? 4Ren: You can find my music on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, and Amazon under 4REN and on SoundCloud as 4RENTHEGREAT (4TG)
ABM: Any last words?
4Ren: To anyone making music, keep the grind going, never quit and remember do it for the love of music, the success comes later. Follow me on IG @4renthegreat and don’t forget to check out my brother Preemo Gambino as well IG @preemogambino. Also thank you to the guys at All Bay Music Magazine. I promise to old and new fans alike you will see more of M.O.B. Entertainment.