Hodgie’s Street Lights Video Burns Bright. Bizzy Bone’s Son Shows The Flows In His DNA.
Lima is not one of Ohio’s big cities, and thereby it is not traditionally associated with Hip-Hop music. However, with the continuous diaspora of the culture, the city approximately 80 miles away from Toldeo and Dayton, has an artist who aims to take his sound far and wide. Hodgie released his Street Lights EP (stream posted below) less than one month ago.
His video single, “Caution,” showcases the Elev8te movement that he is part of. The beat is by Rashad (Stalley), and Lil Bizzy, son of platinum soloist and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Bizzy Bone, offers a guest verse. The pair crossed paths at Ohio State University in capital city Columbus where Hodgie studied. In the visual, “Caution” warns listeners to watch out for O-H-I-O, and its talent. Representatives of the rust belt, the video is simple but effective—shot in corner stores, parking lots, and the places that define an emerging scene. Within, the artists present an amalgam of the Midwest style: riding the beat with precision, injecting melody into the bars, and choppin’ up the rhymes with flare and finesse.
Previously, Hodgie XVII was courted by hit R&B singer Ginuwine. While he stayed independent, the two reportedly remain close today.
Hodgie’s newly released Street Lights EP on his Elev8tor Music imprint:
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