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.”

Los Banos, CA Artist Calls Himself A Blend Of Keith Sweat, Ma$e & Selena Quintanilla

Inspiration For Career

“I’ve been in music industry for some time now behind the scenes engineering, mixing, producing and writing for well-known  artists. I’ve always been writing and producing songs but just last year I’d say I found my sound and decided it was time to put a project together. So I reach out to all my friends in the game and starting cooking.”

Having A Shot At Stardom

“I think I can do anything I put my mind to. Five years ago I wanted to be in the position I am in today. So yeah most definitely have a shot all day.”


“Wrapping up my debut project this month for an early July release. With production from WondaGurl, J Gramm and more. Also features from PnB Rock, HBK P-Lo, Dumbfoundead and more.”

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