“HIGHDRO: RAW ROOTS (CHARACTER LOGO)”
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INSPIRATION BEHIND THE ARTWORK
“He’s one of Vegas’ most multifaceted MCs: political, party-friendly, laid-back and galvanized all at once. A local hip-hop lightning rod, HighDro’s not just blowin’ smoke:”
– Jason Bracelin (Las Vegas Review Journal)
Las Vegas Nevada native “Highdro” was raised mainly in the north and east sides of Vegas. He also spent a few of his adolescent years in a much smaller town, Fernley Nevada. The change of scenery opened his mind to different ways of life and could have played a role in his diverse styles of music which range anywhere from Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae-rock and Ska but his songs convey messages far beyond classification of a genre.
Highdro is a motivational force of positive energy exploding out of Las Vegas as one of the hardest working independent artists on the rise in hip hop right now. He continues to maintain his status as one of the most prominent emcees in the city as well as touring frequently to expand his fan base. He performs in 3 bands along with his solo career, all of which have their own unique sound. He released 4 original albums in less than 2 years that all received multiple positive write ups and mentions in local magazines and papers. After forming one of his bands within just a week they opened for the Wu-Tang Clan at the House of Blues Las Vegas and within months continued to open for The Slackers, English Beat (both at the Hard Rock Café on the LV strip) Kotton Mouth Kings, Everlast and the Skatalites. Some other artists he’s performed with include Masta killa, Inspectah Deck, Killah Priest, Blueprint, Illogic, Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Reel Big Fish, Tha Alkaholiks, LMNO, CappaDonna, Knockturnal, Free moral Agents and many more. He is sponsored by RAW, an internationally known rolling paper company.
When Highdro came into the hip hop scene, he recognized the lack of places for emcees to perform in Vegas. He then decided to get a night going that accepted every emcee and would give them a chance to sharpen their skills. Currently known as “Hip Hop Roots” it is the longest running weekly Hip Hop night in Las Vegas. Hip Hop Roots has maintained its reputation as a hip hop haven for over 3 years now and continues to grow.
The amount of passion he puts into his music as well as every other aspect of his life is evident on and off stage. His music and performance exhibit strong emotion that listeners can not only hear and see but feel, he tries to capture his own soul into each track he makes. He says he lets the music write itself though life experiences. His goal for his music is to educate, inspire and bring out a positive vibe in everyone who hears it. He said; “Growing up music played a parental role in my life, it basically raised me.” He didn’t always take hip hop as a career seriously until his fan base built up, then it became evident that this was what he was meant to do and realized that he can potentially leave a positive impact on peoples lives though his music. With perseverance, he built everything from the ground up. He has an enormous drive for success and slowing down is not anywhere in his future plans. Highdro is original, soulful and an inspiration to many.
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