Lawren

Of the Rapzilla Freshman 15, Lawren, a hip-hop artist from Miami, has released the least amount of music.

However, the two songs he dropped, “Craxyr” and “HVNTS,” created a buzz.

Rapzilla: When did you decide that you wanted to pursue music?

Lawren: For me, pursuing music wasn’t a realistic option. It’s been more of a hobby, something that I always felt I was talented in, but I never did it the right way. To be honest, I was lazy and very busy with ministry. I was a youth pastor. I would spend money on songs and never release them. My wife one day encouraged me to take it more seriously. I can be very self-conscious. I needed someone to push me. She told me you need to take it more seriously, or don’t do it all. It hit me right then — I need to do this the right way. I started working on my upcoming project and released the video for my first single “Craxyr” soon after. I wanted to see fruit or I was going to quit rapping all together. God knows what he’s doing. I’m grateful.

RZ: What has been the most memorable moment of your career thus far?

L: I’ve only ever released two songs. So I think I would be a fool to not to say being recognized by Rapzilla as a Freshman 15.

RZ: What should fans be on the lookout for musically from you in 2015?

L: I’m dropping my EP in early 15 — album cover, track listing and release date soon to be revealed. Also, I’m working on another EP that I’m looking to release in July. Producer Gordon Beats and I are working on the EPs together.

Levi Hinson

Levi Hinson, a hip-hop artist from Ada, Oklahoma, is the only member of the Freshman 15 who’s younger than 15.

The 14-year-old Hinson released his debut EP, Home, last March.

Rapzilla: When did you decide that you wanted to pursue music?

Levi Hinson: I decided to pursue music as a hobby starting in early 2012 at 11 years old. I loved hip hop and thought I might be capable of producing some music of my own. After a while, it turned into a passion, so I decided to keep working and developing my craft, which ended up being my debut project, Home.

RZ: What has been the most memorable moment of your career thus far?

LH: Definitely being on the front page of Rapzilla. That was a huge moment for me and everyone else who helped to create my project, and I was so glad that my work was finally being recognized and complimented. It made me feel really good about what I do and was definitely a key part of why I’ve continued to do music.

RZ: What should fans be on the lookout for musically from you in 2015?

LH: As of right now, you can expect 2 new projects from me this year. Right now I’m in the process of writing and recording my first full length project, which I hope to release in the fall. I’m also looking forward to making another collaborative project with my good friend Adrian Stresow under our group, Young Minds, which we’re planning to start working on this spring.

Marz Ferrer

Marz Ferrer released her EP Blur this past December, and, the two years prior, the New York City-based singer featured on practically EP-length amount of songs.

Marz has sung the hook of Andy Mineo’s song “Never Land,” Social Club’s “My Eyes Hurt,” Beautiful Eulogy’s “You Can Save Me,” Thi’sl’s “Fallen King,” DJ E-V’s “Zombie” and Da’ T.R.U.T.H.’s “Stop Playing.”

Rapzilla: When did you decide that you wanted to pursue music?

Marz Ferrer: Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to do music.

RZ: What has been the most memorable moment of your career thus far?

MF: Most memorable moment thus far was going to Cali for the first time, [and] sharing the stage with other amazing artists.

RZ: What should fans be on the lookout for musically from you in 2015?

MF: 2015, musically I will be continuing to own my craft and constantly put out new music.