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 […]
Still Shadey, breaks down barriers in forging his own lane in the UK Rap and Grime community, bringing us music for soul with a ‘spiritual’ essence. He dropped his new single “Excuse Me,” let us know what you think in the comment section. Listen to Still Shadey Below: Stream here.
J. Crum and DJ Mykael V got together to create Might As Well after Crum’s SXSW concert was canceled. He diverted to Atlanta instead and teamed up with Mykael. The project drops April 10th. Listen to the J. Crum and DJ Mykael V Promo Video Below: View this post on Instagram Might as Well w @djmykaelv drops tomorrow at midnight. Thanks to @officialrswift @rockstarjt and @sydefxmusic for their contributions to the project. A post shared by J. Crum (@jcrummusic) on Apr 8, 2020 at 6:35am PDT View this post on Instagram Surprise!! We got locked down in this quarantine so we […]
2020 Rapzilla Freshmen Arrow made some big news today. He signed with One Vision Army, a collective of beatmakers, to be one of their producers. Check Out the Arrow Video below: View this post on Instagram Just signed with @onevisionarmy. 30+ new beats every single month from me and @jalapeno_beats on ovabeats.com. Also… I went full time music which has been a goal of mine for a long time. Thank you all!✌🏼 A post shared by ᴀʀʀᴏᴡ (@prodbyarrow) on Apr 8, 2020 at 12:51pm PDT Check out his Rapzilla interview here.