Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from.
Hey what’s good y’all this Heavy weight hank (CML Lavish D) The Biggest Hottest Independent rapper outta Oakland Cali check out the movement we only do it big at Bank’dupEnt.
Why did you start to do music?
I also found myself naturally drawn to rapping I’d freestyle as a kid it’s always been around me then i started taking it seriously growing my skills age 14.
When did you know that it was actually going to be your career?
I always played sports as kid i wanted to go to the NFL but i loved music so much one day i sat down and made my mind up that i was going to run with music full time. I felt like doing music was helping me more than playing sports at the time.
If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?
BIRDMAN from cash money records because got in contact with me cause someone he was in a car with had played one of my songs. He reached out to me he even called my parole officer at the time and got me a travel pass to go to Beverly Hills California to have a meeting with the label. that was huge because he one of the biggest mongols in the industry when it comes running a independent self made label, i admire that I’m sure he has mad knowledge on the game.
What or who influences your music?
Nobody I try to make my own sounds and not wave ride anyone but who I looked at for inspiration growing up I’d say Boosie Badazz, Ice Cube, DMX, Fat Joe, all the old heads in the game. I’m trying to bring real rap back but have the modern swag and vibes.
Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?
No everyone knows 90% of these artists on their own in this music game luckily I had funds and connections to make something of myself. but nothing gave me nothing I paid my dues and built my own empire.
How many albums do you have placements on?
1 at the moment the 2nd one is about to release soon so go look for that.
What differentiates you from other artist?
3 reasons, I’m different from other rappers. 1 I’m a real nigga from the projects i run my city I’m still outside in the ghetto and well respected. Second I rap about shit I personally been through which everyone’s life different nobody walked my path.. Third all my jewelry is real and a lot these rappers be wearing fake shit
How can artist looking for features or promoters looking to book you, get in contact with you?
Hit my instagram @heavyweighthank its my only account. from there I have other contact options.
What do you hope to get out of your involvement in the music industry?
I’m gonna put myself in position for me to be able to employ friends family and etc career goals is to learn the business from A-Z and one day start my own distribution company like Universal, Interscope, Def Jam, so I can help out upcoming artist get to the next level in there career as well.