Reid the Martian, is a rapper/singer/songwriter/musician originally from South Bend, Indiana whose first two singles as an independent Hip-Hop artist—“Introduction” and “Work”—were released in March 2012, under the name Rabbiteater. Also at this time he began making live appearances in the Midwest area, including Lawrence, Denver and parts of Texas.
Reid spent most of 2014 composing and recording in Los Angeles with noted producers
Duane “DaRock” Ramos (LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige), and in Atlanta with Grammy® Award winning producer Aldrin “DJ Toomp” Davis (2 Live Crew, T.I., Kanye West) and Miykal Snoddy (Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Diddy).
In December 2014, Reid’s song “I’m Sick” (produced and co-written by Miykal Snoddy) was featured on the Future Star DJs Black Friday mixtape release, hosted by DJ L-Nyce. Also in December, The Midwest Music Foundation selected Reid to perform on the main MidCoast Takeover stage at the March 2015 SXSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Reid released the song “Whiskey for the Devil” (co-written and co- produced by Miykal Snoddy) in February 2015 and released the full EP, Hardball, on March 17, 2015. He released the official video for “Whiskey for the Devil,” directed by Morgan Cooper, on April 17, 2015.
In December 2015 Reid returned to the studio in Kansas City to begin working on his new album, Excuses Not To Sleep. This is the first full-length album for RtM, and the first on which he’s written and produced all the songs. The new album was finished in May and released June 10, 2016.