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HistoryRapper

Also known as

The HistoryRapper Experience

Origin

Southern New Jersey

Genres

Hard Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Electro Hop, Dance, Glitch, Parody

Years Active

2011- Present

Label(s)

Hedgegrove Records

Current Members

HistoryRapper, JaySpice, Nick Anthony

Past Members

TriCredit, BelginWaffle, SilentKevin

Website

youtube.com/historyrapper

Influences

Led Zeppelin; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Cream; The Who; Pink Floyd; Yes; Crosby,Stills, and Nash; The Beatles; Bob Dylan; The Byrds; The Doors; Derek and the Dominoes; The Allman Brothers Band; Jefferson Airplane; Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Rolling Stones; Santana; Simon and Garfunkel

HistoryRapper is a band led and titled after the man of the same name. All songs performed by the group are written and sang by HistoryRapper alone, conjurring several different voices.

HistoryEdit

Early Years and Commercial Success


In the early 2000s, HistoryRapper, then going by a different stage name formed a loose band that mostly performed parodies and covers. In early November, 2011 HistoryRapper created Christopher Columbus Song, a parody of Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa. This was his first major single, coining the name HistoryRapper as his new alternate identity, and gaining attention from record companies, including Hedgegrove Records, which signed him later that year. HistoryRapper performed at a number of small, sometimes spontaneous gigs in the southern New Jersey area, including several restaurants and clubs, performing several song covers per set. In early February HistoryRapper met JaySpice, TriCredit, and SilentKevin, who contributed to a new single already in the works. Nick Anthony also teamed up with HistoryRapper in late 2011, rehearsing many rock covers. On February 12, 2012 SilentKevin quit the band, quickly replaced by BelginWaffle. On February 13, 2012 HistoryRapper released his second single, And Then There Were None: The Musical: The Movie (Theme), a song from his upcoming album announced earlier that month. Almost immediately TriCredit and BelginWaffle were kicked out of the band for various, undisclosed reasons.

Second Floor and Lakeside Sessions

Throughout HistoryRapper's career, one condition he always held with Hedgegrove Records was the option to record as he wished, sometimes against the studio's will. In early 2012 HistoryRapper rented a low-quality studio on the second floor of a building in New Jersey. Some of these tracks would later appear on his later albums. In March 2012 HistoryRapper began recording at a better quality studio, adherring to the record company's many requests, working in a small studio known as Lakeside. The much anticipated announcement that a studio album would be released finally came in the summer of 2012. "HistoryRapper Begins" is scheduled to release on September 1, 2012, and is to feature many remixed tracks and many original songs.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
Live albums