Ryan Christopher Pagan, who is more known by either his stage name Wat’R Th foulable Iz $c0 th Panama kidd or his nickname RC was born in 1983 and he is a bi-racial all around artist born in Lawton Oklahoma. RC has spent majority of his life in the DFW area, besides his childhood where he lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. RC is a versatile recording artist, song writer, poet, graphic designer, script/ screenplay writer, director, and an independent film maker. RC is Co-owner of W.S. Productions. Currently RC is living in DFW Metroplex in Texas with his pregnant wife and daughter. Formally a career criminal who mainly dealt in drugs, but dabbled in just about every and anything to make money, RC is far from a stranger to the street life nor court rooms, police, probation, and correction officers, as well as drugs, violence and all that comes with that sort of life style and career. Tired and fed up with his life of crime, as well as wanting a better life and chance for his family RC decided to get out and go the legit way. Now with a new life ahead of him and one that seemed to be both a surreal dream/nightmare at once behind him, RC says he has a new positive outlook on life that has inspired and transformed him into a full fledged entertainer and business man with aspirations of being the biggest entertainment mogul, film maker, and Forbes top 10 business men in the world. Currently he is in pre-production on a documentary on hip-hop, and in the beginning stages of publishing his anthology Desperation Wasteland: death to the dream, which is compilation of short stories, poetry, quotes and illustrations & photo art. RC lives by the motto “Whether you look at life as a nightmare or a dream, death is and will always truly be the awakening…And when I awake I plan to have a smile on my face.”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I was born in Lawton Oklahoma and I was raised in Tulsa until I was 12. At the age of 12, my family moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I then bounced back and forth from Tulsa and the DFW until I was 18. I have lived in The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex since. That’s why I say I’m Midwest born and Southside raised.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I grew up listening to all different genres of music. My brother owned a small record label while I was growing up so I was constantly surrounded by music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: My songs are my therapy; they display my inner trials and tribulations, as well as my emotions, my piety along with my sins. It’s what I’ve seen or been through. 85% of my music is all-true and 10% is what I’ve seen going on around me, while the rest is just for fun.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: My favorite song to perform, man that’s a hard one. It really depends on how I’m feeling and who’s in the crowd. I love entertaining so it’s always an adrenalin rush.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: Wow that’s a good one too, hmm I guess I’d have to say that the most surprising thing so far has been actually the encouragement I’ve been blessed with from my inner circle and support team. Especially when I’m feeling frustrated and ready to quit. The encouragement helps me to keep going and stay faithful and strong.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: 2pac, Tech n9ne, John Lennon, and Bob Marley have inspired me.You know what the list goes on and on I’m constantly in awe of different artists daily.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I can’t. It’s different depending on the song. One thing I can say is that it’s different from the norm and that I strive to make good entertaining and relate-able songs. I put actual thought and time into each one of them.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I don’t know. I’m just me and that’s makes my music a lot more honest and sincere. I’m not pretending to be something I’m not nor am I claiming to be some one else. I just want to be me and if people like it and think its great then that is great. If they don’t that’s cool too because I’m going to continue to do me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: Nothing, I think music is an expression of ones self and every body has a right to express themselves. I’m just going to continue making what I believe to be that. There are enough different genres of music for people to find something they enjoy if you ask me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I’m currently finishing up on a street EP and a mix tape called “A Shot In Th Drk.” I’m constantly working. I’ve got a lot of songs recorded that I’m stacking up on. I’m also working on a compilation of short stories, poems, illustrations and quotes. I’ve got three screenplays I’ve just finished that I’m about to start shopping around.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: I wan to continue recording and writing, and in ten years to be an entertainment mogul and award winning filmmaker.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
WAT’R TH FOULABLE IZ $CO TH PANAMA KIDD: at Wat’R Th Foulable / $c0 Th Panama Kidd | Hip Hop from Grapevine, TX
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