When Reach Records dropped their Summer Nineteen playlist last year, it featured many familiar artists but one name probably stood out to listeners: Hulvey, who contributed the fifth track “Motions.” It ended up being one of the most popular songs on the consortium and four singles and a few guest spots later, Reach Records unveiled him as their newest signee. The Brunswick rapper went right to work, dropping Prelude and BRKNHRT. He spoke about the Brunswick music scene, how family support shapes his music and more details about his debut album. What does being named a Rapzilla Freshman mean to […]
I had a chance to chat with Kurtis Hoppie last week. It was a terrific conversation. I’m excited about all that’s happening through Kurtis and One Vision Army. We started with some small talk. He grew up in Las Vegas, where I now live. It’s always good to have common ground with people. Then we got into his goals with his music. KH – I went through a season of wanting to go out and find myself. I don’t want to live off of someone else’s formula if God’s putting other things on my heart. I’ve always had a heart […]
If there was one line in 2020 Rapzilla Freshman Thomas Iannucci’s music that described him as an artist best, it would be in his song “Kuleana (Paradise)” featuring seni. at the end of his second verse. “I don’t know if I’ll ever spark a change, I just know the silence is killing us all man.” The Christian Formally known as Illtalian, Iannucci grew up on the islands of Hawaii honing his craft of Hip-Hop. A little less than two years ago, Iannucci won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for the best Hip-Hop album. Now, he is a Rapzilla Freshmen. “This […]
Even if you may not know Jaylon Ashaun by name, you’ve undoubtedly heard his punchy flows and suave voice or have hummed lyrics he’s helped pen for other artists. The singer/rapper’s talent first blossomed in Houston, TX where before singing (at the tender age of 4) he was already flexing his musical prowess by making beats before forming words. His versatility makes him in high demand and he’s appeared on projects like Reach Record’s The Gift and had a major supporting role on Swoope’s Two For One. Additionally, beginning in March 2019, Jaylon began to release “rough drafts” of various […]
Something I have learned through the years of being an older sibling in my family is this: you’re always a celebrity to someone. My little brother has been known to copy so many things that I do, including an affinity for Christian rap. I got the amazing opportunity to interview one of the newest Rapzilla Freshmen and Kings Dream signee, Paul Russell. Paul, though he would never say this, is a celebrity in this space. If you don’t think so, allow me to introduce you to him, and you’ll see…this guy is special. When I interview people for my own […]
Diomer was indecisive about releasing “Get With The Love” for a long time, but he finally let it fly. “I’ve had the footage to ‘Get With The Love’ in the vault for almost two years. We shot it in the fall of 2018 and this song has been on my SoundCloud page since 2017. In light of everything going on right now, I thought it would be dope to put this together and share it. I’m glad I waited because I’m better at editing now, but I held onto this for a while because I got too in my head […]
Proud Lyric dropped his track “Run it Up” featuring Kyle Alexander and Kamban. Let us know what you think in the comment section. Listen to Proud Lyric Below: Buy or stream here.
“Good Thing” by Ian Kenville and MrGalaxy praises the wins, “shows love to those who got me here,” and dreams of a future that’s great. Sometimes its too easy to focus on what’s next that we don’t enjoy the blessing in the now. “On a trip through Philly, me and my close friend Joe recorded a video of us stepping outside of work, music, and the day to day to just spend time together as brothers. We hit the Rocky Steps, enjoyed the 76ers, and just made memories.” Watch Ian Kenville Below: Buy here.