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Meet bilingual HipHop Artist HULKSICKO!

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HULKSICKO!’s interest in music began during his high school in his hometown of Bronx, NY. After an injury and surgey led him to put a pause on a promising basketball career, the Bronx native decided to dedicate his training towards music. HULKSICKO! recorded his first song in the summer of 2017. He recalls watching videos on how to use auto-tune for an hour and by the end of the night he had created a very rudimentary track. He chuckles stating, “It was trash.” The independent artist stayed the course and persisted to create for 3 more years before finally finding his sound. His musical style and sound is very unique in that it is inspired by a combination of the trials and triumphs of an East Coast upbringing. “Most of my music is melodic and uptempo, which I think is dictated by the beats I choose. In terms of lyrics they can go right or left depending on how I’m feeling, and where I’m at. I like to tell people about parts of my life even if they can’t relate to it, because the real fans are going to relate. Those are the types of fans I want around my music.”


Find out more about HULKSICKO! In the interview below:

Q: What inspired your artist name?
A: My name was something that I was given/came up with. It’s two words, the first part HULK comes from a joke my teammates would make cause I would still lift even after basketball practice was over. The second part SICKO I came up with my bro Noah, and I just ran with it. I had to add the exclamation so that people could feel me.

Q: Do you have any other special talents?
A: Another talent I have is that I speak Chinese. I visited China twice and went to 10 different cities while there and lived there for a whole month at one point. The fact that I speak Chinese influences some of the harmonies that I think of while making music. A lot of my early fans thought I used to live in China because of the fact that I spoke it so wel!

Q: What impacted your decision to pursue music?
A: I chose music cause it allowed me to express myself. I didnt’t necessarily know how to voice what I felt because I didn’t have people to talk to about it. Same way when I was young and angry, I would listen to music to help get me out of certain moods. It aint always work and sometimes the lyrics in the songs made it worse but that’s how I knew music was impactful.


Q: What got you noticed?
A: I don’t think that I got noticed for my music right away but for what I was trying to do with it at first. I was heavily pushing the idea that I wanted to live in China and make music there and a lot of people who didn’t understand music gravitated towards it because it was something they had never seen before.

You can check out his music on Spotify, Apple Music and all the major platforms. You can check out his music videos on Youtube!

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@JuggHarden Tags Baby Money, Young Scooter & More On New LP

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Detroit’s own Jugg Harden has set the stage on his second installment of the 13 Tape. After his last couple of drops, he is becoming one of the most consistent artists in the midwest. His newest album, The 13 Tape 2, showcases his raw ability to create infectious hooks and even more amazing songs. He’s used his slow tempo flow and slick ear for production to produce a top-tier project. The James Harden-inspired rapper tagged QC’s Baby Money, YN Jay, GT, Young Scooter, and fellow The Wealthy Brand signee Pretty Brayah. The 15-track LP is shaping up to be Jugg’s best project yet. 

 After securing features from PeezyBabyface Ray, and Allstar JR,the Detroit rapper was a lock for every party promoter in the area. At this point, he is garnering significant attention from all of the major labels in the industry. The rapper from Detroit’s Westside is the perfect blend of all of the unique sounds in the game now. His versatility is helping him carve out a lane to become a top act in the game. Tracks like “Need My Space,” “4eva Juggin’,” and “Chicken Little” are all becoming fan favorites early on. 

Over the last year, Jugg Harden has received support from outlets like Lyrical Lemonade, Pitchfork, and many more. He’s only looking to elevate going forward. Be sure to check in with him on his social media outlets to stay tuned for all his upcoming work. The “Jewelry” rapper will have some fire visuals supporting his star-studded album. Jugg Harden is setting the bar higher and higher for each drop. His fans are excited to see where he will take his art next.

Press play on Jugg Harden’s new heavy-hitting LP, The 13 Tape 2, here!

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@shaqoooooo Enlists Jayson Cash & More On ‘Oh My Fault’

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ShaqO (@shaqooooois the perfect mix of midwest & Cali vibes. His sound is clean, and his humorous flow help makes his tunes that much more enjoyable. The handicapped MC has no shame in his game. He embraces all of his shortcomings and exudes boundless confidence in every verse. When it comes to women, money, or clothes, ShaqO isn’t shy about it. His transparency has helped him create a solid fan base.

His newest EP, Oh My Fault, is seven songs full of top-tier production and creative wordplay. His hit single “Me. Do It Up” has all his fans dancing as they look to end the summer on a high note. ShaqO tagged Jayson Cash, Ekilla Off Da Block, & ThaEastieBoyz to round off his latest effort. The K.A.N.E Gang Inc representative is ready to transition to the next level in his upcoming work. He is respected by his peers and fans alike. 

Be sure to tap into his newest EP, Oh My Fault, today!

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XOXO Grim Has New Heat On The Way

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Hip-hop will inevitably go beyond its current boundaries; it’s just a matter of time. In contrast, Xoxo Grim pushes those limits even farther than they were before. The musician and rapper from Columbia, Tennessee uses his voice as an instrument in his performances. Instead of gliding over or fighting against the music with his voice, he instead makes it move in controlled harmonic bursts of intensity.

Rapping along to the rhythms of hip-hop was one of the first things Xoxo Grim ever recorded himself doing. He started publishing music on SoundCloud and uploading videos to YouTube as a means of processing his experiences and expressing himself creatively. The release of “In Motion” occurred at the beginning of the year 2020, and the anticipation was palpable. Following the success of songs such as “1-2-3” and his most recent release, “Lines Shot,” he gained a devoted fan base on various social media platforms.

After racking up more than one hundred thousand listens on his own, he uses an ever-evolving musical sense in his new work for the first time in his career. This is because he has been able to develop this feeling throughout the course of his career. Watch the most recent video from Grim down below.

Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Uh02X-oMU&ab_channel=RealrunnerGrim

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