Heavyweight Hip Hop | Behind The Music Blog

Welcome to the second round of Heavyweight Hip Hop from trail-blazing production music house, Front Runners. Locking in bold, lyrical hip hop that won’t be out of place with trend-conscious or mainstream audiences. These tracks are perfect for promos, advertising, sports and Gen-Z focused film and TV.

Find out more about the heavyweight talent bringing you the sounds you need now:

550 Flokk

Sam Robertson, known as 550 Flokk, is a Brooklyn native who converted his 2-bedroom home into a fully-fledged music studio with some of Hip-Hop’s elite sliding through and dropped a few bars on the mic. This charismatic giant stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and, with over a decade in the music game, demands attention like a lion whenever he grabs the microphone and walks across the stage.

Bigg Z

Bigg Z, or “Z” for short, is a multi-faceted emcee from Stockton, CA. Known for his intricate lyrics and compelling metaphors, Z has become a quiet storm in the Hip-Hop community. Z’s journey to becoming a wordsmith did not follow the usual path. Before his current residence in San Francisco, he started traveling the world at a young age, exposing him to a mixture of artists, cultures and languages, opening his mind and expanding his musical pallet. This gave him a broader prospective not only about his life, but more importantly, his music.

Jay Ham

24-year old Jay Ham is a singer/songwriter born and raised for most of his childhood in Northern California. At age 10, Jay wrote his first rhyme and at age 16 he started exploring the possibilities of writing different styles of music. Growing up with African-American and Scandinavian roots, Jay listened to everything from DJ Quik to Creed. Crazy right? Now the alt-hip hop-pop artist has caught traction around the world by mashing alternative vibes with pop, RnBass, and more with recent singles regularly hitting 2 millions streams.

Marky D

Marcus Derrick Hunt, better known as Marky D was born right before the golden era of hip-hop. Growing up in Whittier California just outside Los Angeles, his taste in music is a mixture of various genres ranging from classic oldies to modern day hip-hop. After the passing of his cousin who had a strong influence on him, Marky D put all of his efforts into his music, expressing his emotions and keeping his cousin alive. To this day his cousin is the driving force behind his music.

Mike Styles

Mike Styles, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and performer. He was raised by his father and grandmother in Shelbyville, Indiana—a small town just outside of Indianapolis. While music was his first love, he also played sports year round, participated in local theatre, and sang in the church choir. Mike has gained global listeners with his growing popularity and showmanship earning him the opportunity to share the stage with national headlining acts such as Post Malone, Lil Baby, Rae Sremmurd, Omarion, Wale, and more.

Tre Wright

Producer/songwriter Tre Wright’s sound blends and draws influences from R&B, pop, hip-hop and soul. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Wright grew up focusing on his love of sports, but always found himself inspired to create and express himself through art; writing, engineering, and producing songs at home. In 2016, Wright moved to Los Angeles, CA where he has since had 400+ Sync’s in TV/Film, 4 MTV features, a Netflix theme song, and worked with artists such as Kai (of EXO), Andy Grammar, Nicole Scherzinger, and more.

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