Tales Behind the Creative, Episode 11: Nat Richmond (Ne' Richa)
Symoné Crockett talks to the local music producer, DJ and entrepreneur
On the eleventh installment of Tales Behind the Creative we welcome local music producer, DJ and entrepreneur, Nat Richmond, aka Ne' Richa. Her stage name is a blend of her first and last names but she also goes by The LiteShado in other instances.
Richmond found a passion for music about sixteen years ago when she became an intern for WERG on Super Soul Saturdays in 2004. Since then she came out with two albums titled, LFC in 2011 and The Moxy in 2013 as well as DJing at local venues. Recently she has been keeping quiet and staying in the background as to perfect her craft and really give her fans/followers an amazing product once she comes into the light. She has been collaborating with local artists such as Doc Proto and most recently creating a mixtape with Erie Reader's own Charles Brown (CEE Brown).
With the pandemic ensuing, Richmond says the drive for her music has become more intense. She has produced a new song titled, "WannaBe" that will be released May 1st and has been working on new ventures like learning how to do web design and app development, as well as writing an over 5000-word book that she has plans on releasing in a unique way when the timing is right. She likes to take her time on projects so that they are ultimately the best they can be for her audience. She has also taken a break from social media as the noise of it all can become too overbearing and inevitably causes too much negativity to take a hold.
Her thoughts on the pandemic are that it has slowed the recession, if there was one, with the actions of people going out and bulking up on things such as toilet paper and excess amounts of food. She believes that health is a priority and that this should always be viewed that way because people die every day of other outlying factors, so we shouldn't stress too much as not everything is what it seems to be. She is grateful to see that communities are coming together in a beautiful way out of respect for our essential workers on the front lines but hates that greed and selfishness has come out of this pandemic.
Her words of wisdom to her fans, followers, and friends is that this is the perfect time to find your higher consciousness by meditating and exploring what makes you unique and "shine your light" accordingly. It can be a very rewarding journey to take the time in finding yourselves and meeting goals you once did not have the time to do. Do things for yourself and not for public acceptance as we are the only ones who can make us successful at the end of the day.
So if you find yourself in agreement with Ne' Richa's vibes and want to reach out, then you can find her via social media on Facebook and Instagram as well as pulling up on her music via platforms on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes.