Former HipHopDX Features Editor Andre Grant said in his “Defense Of The Struggle Rapper” editorial, “Out of all the things the Hip Hop web has vilified, the “struggle rapper” might be the least deserving of all that ridicule.” Before Kendrick Lamar became big enough for Barack Obama to sing his praises or Drake found himself making deals with Apple, they were artists without a significantly large fanbase attempting what seemed like the impossible. Hitting the top of the charts became a distant goal to making past one hundred streams of a song possibly made within the confines of their bedroom walls and gaining likes, re-post or anything else that would reach someone. Providing a weekly outlet for those getting their feet wet in the sometimes brutal sport of Hip Hop, allow us to give readers a look into tomorrow’s possibilities through “Up NeXt.”
Expect The Harlem Native To Drop Here 4 A Reason Soon
Inspiration For Career
“Hearing 50 Cent for the first time. He was talking ‘bout that life that had me hooked. Then when I saw them numbers he sold, I told myself, ‘I could do that.’”
Do you believe you have a shot at stardom?
“Definitely have a shot at stardom! I bring that Harlem Swag and versatility with ‘No Gimmicks, just music.’”
“I’m wrapping up this new HERE 4 A REASON project. Right now, I have the single ‘Do You.’”