As the name suggests they are tough and raw, yet, precious and beautiful. This is one of London's finest new girl groups so obviously we had to speak to them...
Watch the RD aka Ruff Riamondz video interview!
How did you guys meet and how long have you been together?
We were introduced by our secret fourth member. For the last year we’ve been in Boot Camp; which is intense training that includes choreography, stage presence and vocal training practically everything in the box... styling, everything.
How are you handling the fame?
We are enjoying it! We haven’t been around long but for the amount of time we have, we’ve been recognised everywhere. It’s proper hard work. Before I was involved with the group, I was working a 9-to-5 job in an office and this is so much harder. It’s not like set hours; you never know how long you’re going to be in the job for. Some days you’re on four hours sleep, other days you can get a good night’s sleep, it’s very unpredictable.
Describe your music in five words.
We’ve got two words to describe it actually: Street Pop.
Who have you worked with on your mixtape?
We’ve worked with Baby Blue, Selah, Wretch 32. It’s called ‘The Intro of RD aka Ruff Diamondz’ and you can download it for free from our website www.rdofficial.com.
Are you guys into the whole X Factor thing? Would you have liked to have made it that way? What do you think about The X Factor?
I quite enjoy watching The X Factor because you’re watching people who have their dreams of being a singer and being in the industry - just living their dream. At one point that was our dream as well - and we’re doing that now, we’re actually fulfilling that dream.
So what music do you guys all listen to? What bands are you liking at the moment?
We listen to everything! We’re quite versatile! I mean, as a group, we’ll listen to our inspirations, people like TLC, SWV, En Vogue and N-Dubz etc I can name so many... Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson, Brandy. Even UK artists from back in the day like, Keisha White, All Saints and the Sugababes - when they first started out. That’s like our vibe, we appreciate everything!
So tell us about your new album?
We’re working on it this minute and we’ve been working with some talented producers. We’ve been working with Wayne Wilkins, Ishi - who worked on the Tinie Tempah record, Will and Kevin -who have produced a lot of stuff we’ve recorded already, Flukes, Crazy Cousinz etc. So when you think about the people we’re working with and their creativeness when it comes to music, we’re making some bangers! It’s different to everything that’s on the radio. We want to make music that will never be forgotten, it just remains in your head!