The world of MC’s is a world where personalities preach. HSR is the hero chilling with the villains. He is 26 years old, spits rhymes of an intricate nature whilst he clings to a near extinct philosophy. The one which recognizes artists are role models. He understands that what he says matters. Whether it influences one mind, or a million, he makes music that is real. His mission is to make people think. In the midst of the ego tracks and illusions, he does the unthinkable, he ignores himself and makes songs about different subject matter.
HSR hustles daily. He grinds through the 9-5 in a salary position earned through real accomplishment. Minimum wage, minimum effort is something he never believed in. Then he got to a place in life where he could produce the music he wants to make. This same ethic carries over into the songs he writes. His drive comes from the reality that nobody thought the biggest loser in his high school could ever make anything of rap. Very few people believed his vision was anything more than the a ridiculous pipe dream.
Today he is working on his first EP. Once this is done, the first music video will follow. By the time 2014 is done, HSR will have made his official entrance into the Montreal scene. He has been a rapper now for almost 2 years, since his first opener gig in 2012. He has worked on his craft daily since. He is a HHKMTL legend. He impressed the crew there enough to earn a spot on their Just For Laughs event. You can usually tell HSR is at the show, as he will be the guy decked out in a suit. Every time.
The next thing being worked on is a low production side project. The concept is to take instrumentals of songs that are not at all hip hop, and write verses on them. The goal is to prove that rap as a vocal style, belongs everywhere. His musical desire is to blend rap with punk, electronic music, metal and anything he can get his hands on. Don’t think this means he will ever leave the classic genre behind. He also wants to start throwing events showcasing lyrically driven rappers in the 514. HSR wants to bring his sense of community to the game.
Hip-Hop Distinction in a Suit