Hogg Boss’s consistency may come as a surprise to many people because the nature of this music business, but to Hogg, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Since 1999 Hogg has established a concise and pretty impressive Catalog that includes 4 albums and a multitude of singles that have received air play from the left coast to Europe And Japan.
Coming straight out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Hogg is the only rapper that has put this small town on the map. Up to the challenge because of the small market mixed with the death of his close cousin and mentor Hogg decided to leave the street life and really put forth the effort to be successful in the Music Industry.
Chopping it up on tracks with artist the likes of Crooked I of Slaughterhouse,Omar Cruz, E-40, Mac Dre, Chingo Bling, Baby Bash, SPM, And Mr. Shadow Hogg has shown that when put alongside some of hip hop’s biggest stars, he can carry his own. Now poised to become a SLC pioneer – and the main artist signed to Zab Music Inc. Boss has a hit single, “Ringtone,” steadily working its way to the top of U92’s daily countdown. “Ringtone” Has become an instant hit on Social Media and various digitally based video outlets. With Dante Thomas on the hook, it sends a clear Message that Hogg is about making songs that touch people and not just spitting lyrics that rhyme.
“I’m rapping ‘bout that real-life struggle and the trials and tribulations of life’s obstacles. Family, enemies, love, hate, money, struggle, envy and the love for hip-hop because without all of those ingredients, I wouldn’t be the man I’ve become.” Says Hogg.
1.Where are you from?
I Rep 801 Salt Lake City, Utah
2.How did you get into Making Music?
Music has always been in my family from my dad to my uncles listening to Earth wind & fire, Temptations, Al Green & Smokey. My uncles also played in Mariachis etc.
3.What makes you different from other artist?
First Off I’m latino, I come from a small city and my rhymes & delivery are different. I sound like no one out right now, I’m me “HOGG BOSS”
4.How did you end up with your current Label or Squad?
I was introduced by my friend and rhyme partner “Gusto” he resided in Brooklyn Ny, but came out here to Utah were we linked up. From the start it was like Magic. An east coaster with a west coaster. The way we created music together it was meant to be with him. We knocked out our first 5 tracks in like 3 hrs like nothing. Then he told me about a partner he knew out in NYC who had launched a Record label “Zab Music” I let him hear some of my joints and then the rest is history channel. Zab Music became official.
5.Who do you have in your CD player right now?
Me & BiggBoss Rydaz lol, honestly I don’t bump a lot of artist, but when i do it’s Crooked i, Slaughter House & my new Homie Omar Cruz. you know all the under hoggz.
6.Who influenced your music Growing up?
Hip Hop In General. artist like Africa Bambaataa,Grandmaster Flash, Dougie Fresh,KRS 1,Mc Shan, Big Daddy Kane, RUN DMC,LL COOL J, the late Big pun, 2pac & Biggie.
7.How would you define your sound? East Coast? Midwest or Down South?
West and South, but I create music for the masses (Global) not local.
8.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Putting my City on the map and eating and helping others eat. Eventually I will transition to other things. obvioulsy I can’t rap all my life but like Ice Cube once said “I won’t stop until i have nothing else to say”.
9.What projects do you have out right now and what can we look for in the coming months?
I have music from ’99 from classics like Hoggin my way, Hogg Costalano, Federation Mobstaz, Its All Boss also a Double Mixtape cd the loogie Code. My Single called “Ringtone” feat Dante Thomas which was at #1 countdown on u92 hiphop station for several weeks. Make sure you check out the official Ringtone Music Video directed by C-le, I’m getting ready to drop my new single called ” This Is the West Coast” feat Crooked I & the talented Teki. also dropped a few months ago BigBossRydaz Mixtape with rapper Cognac Hosted by U92′S own Poetik Cee and about to release New Skrilly Wonka mixtape about to drop early August & finalizing BigBossRydaz the album with Latino Velvet Don Cisco and more new singles coming. Im just working hard to eat!.
Boss knows, however, that he has his work cut out for him. Though nearly 20% of SLC’s residents are Latino, Latin hip-hop isn’t a boon of mainstream music like gangsta rap and R&B. But Boss isn’t worried. He says his music spans cultures and genres so that everyone who listens can relate.
Be on the look out for Hogg Boss and Zab Music. With countless new singles and a market that is ready for a breath of fresh air, Hogg is one of the first Latino-American Rappers that’s music can dominate any geographical location and is not limited to one coast or one specific genre. Everybody Join the Movement and HOGG A LOOGIE!!
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