StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down with Flatbush, BK, producer Raticus (above, in a photo by Eye N Eye Media), to discuss his new album with emcee and fellow Brooklynite Ruste Juxx, “King of Crime Heights.” In our conversation, Raticus touches on his background growing up in a Guyanese family in Brooklyn, with a DJ father; what the old New York was like; and the evolution of his approach to producing.

Press play above to hear our interview.