”Hunnid is an award winning urban artist, songwriter, producer and engineer with many accolades already under his belt. Continuously raising the bar higher for himself, the one-man army is on a devoted mission to be the voice for those who are often silenced. Born and raised in Chicago by his single-parent mother, Kelvin Jacobs acquired the name ‘Hunnid’ when a friend from a different side of town discovered that Kelvin was from 118th S. Eggleston. This neighborhood was an area dogged by crime and poverty, referred to by many as ‘The Wild, Wild Hundreds’. From then on, his nickname stuck with him. It would become his identity when he went on to gain rapid recognition in high school. This recognition began when Kelvin started spitting epic freestyles over heavy beats created by peers who would pound their fist on the lunch table in a melodic manner.
His flare for freestyling no doubt had a lot to do with his natural adeptness to write poetry, which once even led to a piece being published at only 10 years old. Hunnid learned the importance of having a solid work ethic from a young age, by seeing how hard his mother worked to provide for him. His grandmother, who would play her records extremely loud majority of the time, exposed him to the power of music. It makes sense that those deep-rooted values and experiences would help form the imposing presence that Hunnid exuberates on stage, as well as his hard head for business. Hunnid vows to remain independent. He prefers the ‘do-it-yourself’ approach, mixing and mastering all the music himself, running his own marketing campaigns, and doing his own finances and bookings. He stated that he would rather be 100% responsible for any successes or failures, than let his fate be in somebody else’s hands. This has worked out well for Hunnid so far. His one-man method has won him awards and earned him multiple nominations, not to mention a string of other achievements.
Certainly a hard act to follow, Hunnid solidifies himself in the game by stamping his own mark and presence on a scene that’s in need of a serious shake-up. Bringing more artillery to his fight, Hunnid is also the founder of C.C.G. (Committed to Comradery and Growth) – a team of talented solo artists, each with their own unique vision. The group was created out of brotherhood, transcending far beyond music. Hunnid is currently in the process of recording and releasing some new singles from his upcoming EP. At the moment Hunnid is touring the country, leaving his mark on every single stage he comes across. Be sure to check out Hunnid’s social media using the links provided and stay tuned for everything he has coming soon!”
Buss That is a smooth reggae/afrobeat influenced track that gives off that summer vibe. It reminds me of when Chief Keef made that reggae track Can You Be My Friend. It’s always fun to hear real hard rappers make tracks like this. He borrows the line “After you pick it up and stop” from Weezy and even mentions them in the track. He relates a woman’s body to a gun which is really unique. Buss that like a glock is essentially what he wants this young lady to do. There are a lot of catchy parts to this track that makes you want to bop to this crazy. Even when he’s just singing “da da da da da”, the verse is fire. It just rides with the beat which is really amazing by the way. Mantra did his thing on this one. He released this at the end of summer, but it still is giving off strong summer memories. I can say that I’ll be playing this over and over again. It’s a hit. Take a listen for yourself below:
He also has a lyric video out as well:
View the visuals to this track below as well:
Hunnid has some huge accolades under his belt. Check them out below:
The Akademia Music Awards – Best Rap/Hip Hop Song, “Let it Blow” 2014
Chicago Independent Music Awards – Best Hip Pop Artist Nomination Opened for Cory Gunz (2016)
Opened for Giselle (2018)
Devotion Tour Opened for Skippa da Flippa (2017)
A3C Turn Up Opened for Bone Thugs N Harmony (2017)
A3C Turn Up Opened for Murs (2018)
Opened for T.I. (2017)SXSW Dash Radio L.A. on air interview and premiere (2018)
Que4 Radio Interview and song play (2x 2018)
RaiRadio Interview and song play (2018)
This remix to Look Alive is fire!
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