The adult entertainment business has always been a place of controversy, debates of morality, and stereotypes. Especially when it comes to the latter, the stereotypes is that it is people getting into the business that are dumb, have no other way to make money, and it's always women made of plastic from head to toe. The modern day business is breaking those boundaries down everyday and showing that it can be as inclusive as music can be (with obvious legal exceptions). Rae Lil Black is a shining example. With her love of Metal, drumming, and doing some very...creative work, she is a fast rising star in the business with nowhere to go but higher and higher. I recently had the chance to be able to ask her a few questions about her work in the business, metal, drumming and more. Enjoy!
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview!
No worries, thanks for offering the interview!
For those that may not be familiar, tell us who you are.
I’m Rae Lil Black, people call me Rae. I’m one of the naughtiest girls on the Internet world. You probably don’t know me, but you dad does... Search me on Google! haha
You have been able to travel the world and most recently to the United States, what was that like coming over here to the U.S. for the first time?
Visiting the US is not my first time actually, it’s actually my 3rd time. It was a nice experience indeed. Meeting new people and having fun is always great. And I feel super thankful that my fans are making it possible.
What was it like being a presenter at the 2019 Pornhub Awards?
It was so honored! When they asked me to do one of the presenters, I was like “what, this can’t be real...” but it was real! It took time, but I could feel that I’m slowly getting recognized and I’m so happy about it. Although it was my first time attending Awards thing, and I got super nervous. I was about to pass out on the stage haha.
While you were over here in the states, you were also able to do some filming. What was it like shooting over here as compared to Japan or Europe?
It’s always the same. I always try to have as much fun as possible, no matter where and who I am with!
One of the coolest aspects of who you are is your appreciation of metal. How did you discover metal?
My dad gave me some CDs (about 10?) when I was 11 or so. That changed my life. They were mostly classic rock or hard rock from 79/80s (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bryan Adams, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, GnR etc I remember), but I started from there and I’m still a big fan of that genre.
What was the album(s) that you checked out and made you realize that you were into metal?
I actually don’t remember! I was super into 80s music, so I checked every single “classic” bands that music magazine recommend and I loved it.
What has been your favorite show/festival you have been to so far? What made it the best for you?
Hmm. This is a real hard question. But I’d say Mötley Crüe final tour when I was 18. Crüe has been my No.1 all time favorite band since 12 yo and the first show I’ve ever seen was Crüe. So it was a really emotional tour for me. I still cannot believe that they’re not playing as a band anymore. Also I got to see them at the airport and luckily I got autographs and could take pictures with them. That makes it special too.
To flip the coin, was there any shows or bands that disappointed you in a live setting?
Hmm I’m not gonna name the bands, but I’ve seen some at the festivals and I just left.
When filming, you have occasionally had metal on in the background, such as Dissection. Was that a conscious decision to do that, or did that just happen to be in the background at the time?
Yeah it was with Estella I believe. We were just having a good time before production shoot, chilling with nice music and it happened. With that in mind, I know you have a huge love and appreciation for Black Metal. What drove you to appreciate black metal as much as you do?
I was (I still am) a pretty depressed kid. I had so much depressions, sadness, anger and everything inside. (Yes I’m a super emotional hoe) One day my friend recommended to go see Marduk, I wasn’t into BM at that time, and their show got me into BM. I felt like I am free from everything at the show, I remember.
After that I started listening to BM and I get to know what’s behind the lyrics. For me, it’s like finding friends. When I felt lonely, I went to the record shop, find new stuff to get and they became my friends. I appreciate that they express their emotions with beautiful music and share with us. They’re making some people’s life better.
When creating your aesthetics, was it a natural decision to use more of a metal presentation for your visual presentation?
I didn’t want to be just a normal boring one of porn performers. I am RaeLilBlack and I wanted to put my personality into my work. That’s why I offered Mfaxii to create the logo and some drawing for my merch. I think it’s nice to have Black Metal looking logo, even though not many people understand my taste. I don’t think I look like metal head haha. I have my personal account (@rlblack666) on Instagram, but I made that account to communicate with music fans. And post some personal collections and stuff. My fans don’t really need to check that account haha.
It is also awesome seeing your love love of music so much that you are actually going to start up taking drum lessons. What is it about drums that grabbed your attention enough to try them out?
Because my forever crush is Tommy Lee and I just like the way they look and people looks like a beast when they’re playing drums.
Who are your favorite drummers and why?
Tommy Lee. I got nothing to say about him anymore I guess. He’s just my hero. And I’m doing porn thanks to him haha. James Stewart. I still clearly remember the first time I saw him playing. I'm pretty sure I creeped him out by watching him whole set. I don’t know much about technical stuff, but he just plays super complicated shit very well as if it’s not difficult. I loved it. Fredrik Widigs. Mind blowing drummer and also super talented artist. I love his artwork so much and I got one of his paintings. They are dark, subtle and delicate like his drumming.
What’s the first song you want to be able to play on the drums?
I don’t expect much. Probably I’ll start with some AC/DC truck. Then hopefully I’ll blast like Hellhammer.
Any albums or shows that you are looking forward to in 2020?
Dark Easter Metal Meeting! Or Inferno Metal Fest. I haven’t decided which one to go yet but i got tickets for both and I’ll come to one of them.
For anyone checking you out here for the first time from this interview; what do you want to say to them?
I’m not a trve kvlt. You can leave now if you don’t like me. (Jk) Thank you so much for reading!
Where should people go to check out your work and keep up with you on social media?
You can follow me on Instagram @raelilblack or @rlblack666. if you’re dirty nasty human being, check my Twitter or PornHub page, haha
- Josh Rundquist (That Drummer Guy)