Not many recording artists carry the titles “singer, rapper, songwriter & producer” and stand out in each category. But Gotee Records’ latest signing B.Reith defies expectations and excels in each of these roles.
When Gotee founder Toby Mac first heard B.Reith’s (born Brian Reith) music in 2006 he pulled his car over to the side of the road. “It’s amazing when God truly gives someone a gift,” says Toby. “Brian is just naturally gifted from God vocally and his lyrics, when they hit tape, they sort of just ease into your heart.”
Now, two years later, B.Reith has finished his debut release The Forecast. The five-song EP showcases Brian’s range and depth as a lyricist and musician. From the clever humor of “Go On” in which he explains how to pronounce his name (“It’s messed up when they can’t say your name right, B.Reeth, B.Right naw B.Reith!”) to the compelling message of “Cold World”, in which he pleads “don’t lose yourself in it.” The soulful melodies and rich chord progressions of “Awe-Struck” and “Rain Down” showcase B’s skills as an arranger and a communicator of heartfelt and sophisticated material.
With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to Lauryn Hill, B.Reith comes from a unique place that combines classic soul with modern hip hop. “God gave me an ear to pick up things,” says Brian. “My style is just an accumulation of what I’ve heard throughout my life, channeled through the unique talents that God has given me.”
Brian grew up in Milwaukee and began singing on commercials at the age of five. His father, Jim Reith, has owned a recording studio since Brian learned how to walk. "I literally grew up in that studio," says Brian. "I took it for granted when I was young. I ran from music and tried to live like the Average Joe. But over time I realized that music is what I'm best at, it is what I was built for."
It wasn’t until 8th grade that he discovered his knack for rhyming. Now the combination of the two is what defines his exclusive sound. “I get bored just singing or just rapping. I can say a lot more through rapping, then drive home a theme with a great hook.”
B.Reith speaks the relevant dialect of today’s culture, and has the heart to address real issues, presenting hope and shedding light into this decaying world. “My number one passion is to connect with people, to entertain them, to stir up emotion in them, and to challenge them by sharing life from a different perspective. There is something we’re all yearning for. I’m just trying to help direct our attention to it, and music is the most powerful way I know how.”
“Trust me, B.Reith is a man of character too,” says Toby. “He’s a guy that truly walks what he talks.”
Happy Birthday| Posted January 26, 2011
Okay, I don't even need to tell you I am a fan, because I know everythign about you. Your Birthday and how old you are and where you live and used to live, your mum's name etc.... but I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, enjoy yourself and remember I AM YOUR BIGGEST EVER FAN. No Joke.
p.s. and my review says your amazing:)
Cool| Posted August 12, 2010
B.Reith is such a COOL singer. His rapping isn't too shabby (lol) and his singing is so beautiful. His vocals are so silky smooth, it's wonderful to listen to. I'm glad that I discovered his music by checking out his EP. And his full-length album is pretty good. I hope that he will continue to make music that GLORIFIES God and brings people closer to GOD.
Ok| Posted December 01, 2009
I've only heard one of his songs. I got it free on a Christian website. The song I have by B. Reith is "Mess". I don't really listen to it that much. I do love listening to it when I run though. It has a good beat to it.
sweet!!| Posted November 03, 2009
this guy has SOO much talent!! i just saw him on creation fest: the tour and he was AMAZING!!! we had front row seats, and even though he was sick, he still rocked the house! when we met him afterwards, he was super nice and took time to talk to us!! THIS GUY ROCKS!!
This guy is awesome!| Posted July 08, 2009
I saw him for the first time in concert at Toby Mac's Winter Wonderslam in 2008 and he was amazing. I love the way he sings and his style of music. His songs are so catchy. I was singing "Go On" for about two months after the concert. He's a great artist and not to mention cute.
Amazing!| Posted February 03, 2009
This guy is pretty awesome! I saw him in concert at the Houston show of the Winter Wonder Slam in 2008. He was incredible and was delightful to watch/ listen to. Then I started listening to his album and it just gets better each time! A non stop crowd pleaser!
Keep it up bro,