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Brooklyn born and Long Island raised; Ho$ef is a stylistic lyrical mastermind. His reckless but yet fashionable lifestyle throughout high school and college fuels the vigor and intricacy in his lyrics. The name Ho$ef derived from his thirst for cream and his way with women. His rap style as well as a taste in his delivery are influenced by Jay-Z, Biggie, 2pac, Nas and Kanye West.
Although never releasing an official mixtape while in college he did manage to write and record over a 100 songs in the comfort of his dorm. After Cool & Dre’s review of his past projects in 2008 they responded “The Lyrics are Definitely there and with the right producer Hosef could be a force in the music business. After years of legal troubles Ho$ef finished off school to obtain a bachelors degree in business. Ho$ef then released his first studio album titled I’m Not Afraid to Fly on Dec. 31st of 2010 and since then he has performed across the U.S. ranging from “The Key Club” in Hollywood, CA to the “The Local 269” in Soho, NY.
A common expression used in his songs “#Solar” is how he defines him self as an artist, spatial. In July of 2011 Ho$ef released his 2nd mixtape titled M.A.R.S. which is an acronym for Murdering Artist Reviving Souls and it only confirmed his legitimacy as a talented artist. Upon receiving positive feedback from M.A.R.S. he then released Fuck Earth in the summer of 2012 which featured Ray Charles and Money & Girls two of the most alluring songs on the mixtape and also spurred the forming of the Solar Space Gang. Ho$ef released Higher Learning his 4th official mixtape in the summer of 2013 which takes you deeper into the life of the young artist and his ability to paint vocal imagery. With songs like Hustle N Flow and Boyz N the Hood you can vision that mold that developed the young artist. Most recently Ho$ef delivered a Weedsational EP, Blue Dreams catered to stoners and weed tourist. Take a listen below, Enjoy!