Rapper Hodgie Street, as an Ohio native, knows the area, and knows the intense lifestyle that is Ohio University. With #FEST taking place just two miles from campus the musical festival is sure to be packed with students.
“I’ve always kept track of the different stuff at OU. With OU being one of the craziest, biggest party schools it’s honestly an honor,” said Hodgie. With attendance usually numbering around 15,000 fans, #FEST is one of the biggest college music festivals in the nation.
“It’s a big show, but it’s a personal show.”
Hodgie Street said he is going to do his best to match the energy that fans bring next week.
The #FEST musician isn’t new to the music industry either. After having studied business at Ohio State, he continued working towards his musical career. “Really it’s my overall college experience that kind of taught me about the world in general, and how it relates to the music.”
He is now becoming recognized within the industry as well. Working with big names like Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and others, Hodgie Street is not a new comer to the world of hip-hop.
Hodgie started rapping after writing a rap for a childhood crush in New York. “She was 12, I was 10 and I liked her, and they said to write a rap for her, and I ended up writing a rap for this girl. From that point on I started writing raps.”
Since the beginning, his raps and lyrics have been based on emotion, he said, and Hodgie plans on bringing that emotion to #FEST.
“We are all humans. We all have these different emotions and different experiences, so I try and have my music relate to that.”
With his experience, his emotional and relatable lyrics, and his high energy, Hodgie Street (although a later addition) will not disappoint fans. The rapper is expecting a completely turned up day, he said.
“Hopefully I can make it all the way through the night, because I heard it can get wild and crazy, and I am cool with that.”
Take a listen to Hodgie Street’s latest single, “Kush,” featuring Rashad.
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