Artist: Son of the 215
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Fresh off winning an award for Philly’s top Underground Artist of the Year, rising hip hop artist Son of the 215 is gaining much momentum into becoming one of the next top East Coast rappers.
Rapping since the age of 16, Son of the 215 has had more than enough time to master his craft to be one of underground hip hop’s top lyricist, especially after growing up listening to many Philadelphia legends like Schoolly D and the Fresh Prince.
With trendy rap trending and everyone copying the same styles in a song titled “Heavy” Son of the 215 states in one of his verses “What happen to the art, rappers just mumble then they stumble on the charts” should sum up what to expect when listening to the rising Philly rapper, an artist who carries the tradition of hip hop in its purest form.
A combination of hip-hop filled with savvy bars, a great example is one of Son’s most viewed music videos “PHILEBONICS”, and story telling and street tales that paint a realistic picture of not just life growing up in Philly but songs like “Trap Keep Winnin” can be soundtrack for anyone that grew up outside in an urban environment.
His recent project of Veteran’s Day 2, an album with 11 tracks that does not have a skippable song, is the best showcase of Son of the 215’s talent and his diverse range from raw hip hop with an East Coast sound to reality rap with a street edge that can be easily marketed well outside Philly and the East Coast.
Beginning his career as D.Billz and hailing from Philly’s Uptown section Son of the 215 has already made his way onto multiple major platforms like A3C Festival and SXSW, working with Philadelphian legends like Freeway and members of the Major Figgaz, and opening for some of the country’s top artists like Styles P, Benny the Butcher and Casanova.
Son of the 215 is just steps away with a good team behind the scenes and the ability to produce music for people who actually appreciate true hip hop and an artist who truly creates and respects the real art form of hip hop music and its culture, the rap world will be hearing much more from Son of the 215.
With two full length projects under his belt Veteran’s Day and Veteran’s Day 2, both equaling over 100,000 streams on Spotify, and his next project that is set to be released SuccessOrNothing as the title of one of Son’s top songs states a New Philly is on the horizon.
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