Fusing a ferocious flow with raw, intelligent bars, and heavy-hitting basslines, College is an emerging rapper rising out of Florida by way of the DMV. He has garnered a sizable global following and hundreds upon thousands of streams online for his fresh, signature sound that takes all the best bits from hip-hop’s golden era and melds them into slick, modern production. Inspired by artists like Tupac, Mobb Deep, and Wu-Tang Clan, College has been writing lyrics his whole life. From the emotive, genuine bars of underground smash hits like “You Don’t Know”, all the way to conscious hip-hop bangers like “My Enclosure”, College has a track for every kind of rap fan out there. His latest EP “Black Tape” (release date: 27th Dec. 2019), showcases the rappers lyricism, with six straight tracks of College spitting out his pain over intricate drum rhythms and heavy basslines. He also has another project in the works which is more jazz-influenced and possibly the artists most polished sound yet.
Born and raised in northern Virginia, the young musician took an interest in music as a young child after hearing his parents play classic rock n’ roll records like Led Zeppelin, Boston, and Journey. At the age of seven he was introduced to hip-hop and this is when he first realized that being a recording artist was possible. For the rest of his life the budding artist would continue to write lyrics, often producing tracks with his younger brother. A dedicated student of his craft, College was fascinated by the lyrical prowess of artists like Eminem and Biggie, as well as the passion and socially conscious energy of acts like Tupac and DMX. College has a very unique sound and he has been steadily releasing new music since June of 2017 when he released his first project, "Notes".
He recently set up a recording studio in the house he bought for him and his girlfriend where he crafts all of his tracks out of. No longer snagging beats off his brother, these days he makes his own, mixes them and even releases the songs on his own label "Ivy League Outcasts", having taught himself production and promotion.