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About the Artist
Hip-hop and jazz find themselves involved in an apocalyptic creative synergy, a mesmerizing convergence of power when Hood kicks off his creative process. Taking the groove power and lyrical assertion of hip-hop and gracing it with a sublime infusion of jazz influences, Hood has created the next step in evolution for the rap movement and possibly the music scene at large.
Relaxed and Pumped Up?
There's no doubt music is full of paradoxes and Hood brings one into sharp focus. He declares that music grants him feelings of relaxation and pumped-upness simultaneously. “Music makes me feel good and relaxed when times get rough and it gets me motivated with energy.” It's not as counterintuitive as it seems. The way music makes Hood feel is the way Hood's music makes others feel. It hits the brain, sparks the good vibes, generates relaxation – which opens the listener up to the power ready to course through the veins courtesy of the endless battery supply of music.
Forget the Glamor
The hip-hop industry has become known as a realm focused on money and glamor, a place where motivation comes from the gold. But Hood is here to change that. He's here to restore the pure focus of music. “Everyday people who I come in contact with and share stories in my life are my inspiration, giving me something to write about.” The grounding of Hood's music in real people means that his music has a real draw and it's why Hood's destiny is pointing to the pinnacle.
The Artist at Work
Hood recently completed work on the music video for “Stay Phree,” a project he directed with his stepbrother Delmar. It is the latest testament to the unwavering dedication and focus of an artist whose talent has the power to shift the direction of hip-hop. He also has a new album on the way entitled “The Xperiment.”
“If there's anyone to bring new bounce to the beats, it's Hood.”
Nice crowd, Cd player, One mic and a bottle of water. Then I just do what I do.
Hood: The Lyrical Arsonist!
by Hood Hip-hop and jazz find themselves involved in an apocalyptic creative synergy, a mesmerizing convergence of power when Hood kicks off his creative process. Taking the groove power and lyrical...