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About Waylaa'

Grand Rapids, MI

Waylaa "Tha Ruler" started off as a member of the Jackson, MI Rap group Street Sweepers After the group disbanded in late 2004 due to college and after high school life, Waylaa began to masterfully write his first solo album, which went threw a lot of changes over the years.He knew that he had to take a new direction to get his artwork out. Then on one day of 2005 fate joined together two of his most loved hobbies, basketball and hip hop, where he met his long time musical partner D. Hall and from a short conversation about hip hop, the super group S.O.S was being formed, featuring the skillful rapper/producer and long time friend Dante Cope, Shado, Kniccalodeon, il padrino and a ton of affiliates! The super group disbanded in 2007 and the remaining members went and started there own successful solo careers, but to this day the members still keep in touch and even collaborate from time to time. Waylaa's body of music was formed Being influenced by the likes of NaS, Kanye West, and Little Brother and embracing the hip hop and soul music that surrounded him as he matured. Waylaa blends honest truth with lyrical perfection in a mix that grips your ears and breathes longevity. With a bold decision, Waylaa' moved from his hometown of Jackson, MI to the hungry hip hop community of Grand Rapids, MI, where he saw that, in order to grow, he had to get away from the immaturity of fellow peers and put himself in a situation of fulfilling the dreams, goals, and the future of his once beloved city so that it would become an reality! AND NOW IT IS THE NEW WAY AND THE ONLY WAY! WAYLAA' THA' RULER Welcome to the new way...

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