Remy Banks talks seeing the Tony Supa dunks before Nike SB was even announced, touring with Earl, and the origins of the now legendary NY underground hip hop scene of the early 2010’s
Remy Banks is rapper out of Queens that emanates New York grittiness, street smarts, and smoothness. I first started hearing of Remy as a solo artist way back in 2014 when he released a single produced by King Krule called “7th heaven. (interlude).” I didn’t realize how long he’d already been involved in the scene and working as a rapper by then, so you can imagine all the stories he has by now.
Episodes like this are a joy for me because I love hearing about scene origins, and the beginnings of artists now known nationally when they were only known locally. Remy’s been around and involved in all sorts of NY subcultures since his youth — from skating, to streetwear, to underground hip hop — he’s the epitome of a social chameleon who feels comfortable in any room he walks into. A spoon that stirs the pot, and connector of dots, Remy’s not only a formidable rapper, but also a great ear for talent, early adopter and collaborator with all sorts of now household names.
Tune in to hear us talk about seeing the Tony Supa dunks before Nike SB was even announced, touring with Earl, and the origins of the now legendary NY underground hip hop scene of the early 2010’s.