Mental health has been the topic of conversation in the hip-hop community more than ever this year and for that reason, Andray Taylor’s story may inspire some. Born in Oakland, CA and raised in Norfolk, VA, the multi-talented rapper turned to Hip Hop when he started experiencing depression. Using his music as an outlet, he let his thoughts be known in lyrical form. It all started in high school when his teacher of AP Government assigned a project to which he rapped historical facts and received an A. Not only did he obtain a good grade, the word also spread that Taylor was talented. Landing himself in the middle of the music industry, he began to take this newfound skill more seriously as he stepped foot into The Venue on 35th in 2013. 2 years after, he released his first ever project titled “Rumors of Bloomers” followed by his second project “The Cost of Blooming” in 2017. He just dropped a new single, “Hydroplaning.” Follow him as he makes his mark in music on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TaylorAndray.
T-Hood is applying pressure the competition. Scary thing is he's really a zombie and he's focused. T-Hood has the vision to become the next big superstar. He's showed that by dropping two solid projects back to back. First project "Mafia Shit" got the streets talking. Then "Zombie" proved that he's not going anywhere, no time soon. His latest release is a video for his record "Seeing The Stars". It's off of his "Zombie" project hosted by DJ SR, DJ Plugg, and DJ Brannew. The record is produced by Cassius Jay and the video is directed by Colton Castles. The Tesla in the video looks like a real like transformer. And he's riding out in space with a chic smoking a blunt. This looks like one crazy trippy film. Do yourself a favor and get hip to T-Hood by check out the video below!
Explain who you are for those who don’t know you?
I’m PoloGang DB a 23 year old artist from a small city in the Midwest.
Where are you from?
Toledo, Ohio. The Mud, The Glass City whatever u wanna call it
What is it like growing up where your from?
It’s a small city but it’s a lot going on at the same time you feel me. Everybody kinda know everybody and that’s good and bad it’s a lot of love here but it’s also a lot of hate and it be from people you grew up with people who Mama best friends with your mama that type of thing. Growing up here in the hood like every other hood you see a lot early. A lot of dudes you ride bikes with when you 8 ain’t there no more at 18 its a lot of violence police fucking with people. Everybody where I come from on my side experience struggle in some type of way everybody just tryna make a way for they self. It’s a lot of young dudes here getting money really having it now though we on the rise for sure.
How did you get into music?
My dad sing and he had a li…
Calvin James Smith ,aka C2daJ, was born February 13,1988 in Menlo Park, CA. Bred a Bay Area kid some of his musical influence come from other bay artists such as J Stalin, E-40, The Jacka, & Too Short. While also gaining inspiration from other artists including Tupac, Jadakiss, T.I, & Snoop Dogg. Growing up with a love of music Calvin spent his teen years working on his freestyling and ended up writing his first verse at the age of 19. He met fellow artist and label mate Ronald “Ramdocious” McClain in 2007 and they just clicked. Freestyling together led to battling each other which led to the creation of their first group Da Mobstarz in 2009. After palying with a few different group names they officially became GWAP BOIZ and dropped their mixtape “The Takeover” in 2012.
Between the years of 2008-2013 the duo met and linked up with the rest of the current members of Snatch’N Gwap & dropped projects including “The Concept Mixtape” (collaboration with Tha Kid) & Snatch’…