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Entrepreneur and co-owner of Hustle Work Grind Records music is Rice's passion. It’s given him the confidence to do so much more for himself and others. Songwriting and growing the business and the brand is just a part of what we do, charity, community, and family is at the core of what we do and our values. His most memorable moments so far are organizing a peaceful protest in his small town that was controversial to acknowledge the death of George Floyd and getting over 700 people to show up, being nominated as best Hip-hop artist by Street Fame Magazine for 2021, and winning an award for best Hip-hop performance video “Black Excellence No Brady Performance on Poze Radio.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Authentic , energetic fun, true to self, relatable topics .

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

My favorite part is as an artist you are an entrepreneur and so the performing writing and events are all a part of that so it’s the independence and freedom to choose and living life following my passion is my favorite part of being an artist and working with other people .

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Studio is home it’s where you can shut out the world and it’s just you and the music. It’s such a vibe

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Going out to eat , video games , cooking I love googling recipes . I’m a graduate student and work full time as well as growing our company Hustle Work Grind Records .

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

I admire Jay-Z, Snoop, ice Cube for their authenticity and giving back to others 50 cent and his diversity, marketing creativity truly not just creators but business men . I said I have so Music respect for the old school rappers that continue to open the door and create platforms for indie artist to do their thing

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Another unreleased song is Trauma . It’s literally about pain in staying and leaving a relationship . Coming to the realization that just loving someone isn’t enough and that it just wasn’t the time . Sometimes the energy we put to sustain something that’s unsustainable is crazy. This is another single off of Love shouldn’t cost a thing .

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

I’m working on two projects “Riding With Blindfolds “‘which is hiohop but also “Love shouldn’t cost a thing “ which is singer songwriter and and this is for the ladies. H.W.G is setting up events for 2022 as well as getting content for our a hustle Work Grind TV which is sponsored by Indie artist on HipHop Outfront TV on Roku and online . Definitely got some stuff in the works.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Stream it on Soundcloud and Spotify

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