Rapper, producer and photographer Duwayne Padilla proves that after 17 years of dediction, dreams really do come true. No stranger to the Wright College area, Padilla goes by the aliases “Reap” and “R. Raven” in his many endeavors. Considered a man of many talents in the art world, Padila found his place in Chicago in more ways than one, leaving his impression on many different artistic ventures. Coming into a subjective industry with little experience certainly hasn’t slowed him down any. In an interview with the Wright Times he shares his experience on the stage, his philosophy on photography and his unexpected rise to fame.
-Erica Harlston, The Wright Times