Hogg Boss reps for Salt
10/25/05 - LatinRapper.com news
When thinking of Salt Lake
City, Utah, hip-hop music is not the first thing that comes to
mind. Local area emcee Hogg Boss hopes to change that real
soon with his latest release, “It’s All Boss,” on Avatar
Records distributed in the US by by Fontana/Universal. With a
range of influences, including Afrika Bambata, KRS-1, 2Pac and
Big Pun, Hogg's style is a blend of the hip hop community.
It's All Boss also features guest appearances from rap stars
including E-40, Baby Bash, Grimm, Chingo Bling, South Park
Mexican, Bosko, and Mr. Shadow, just to name a few.
A versatile lyricist, Hogg wants the world to know he is not
the average Chicano rapper. Although "reppin' Mexicans to the
fullest", Hogg feels his unique voice, metaphors and clever
punch lines will help him to stand out amongst the sea of up
and coming Latino acts.
Hogg’s love for hip-hop began at a young age, rapping over
instrumentals with friends. His talents were recognized early
on by his cousin, who would often brag about Hogg's skills and
encourage him to take it to the next level. Unfortunately, it
was not until the tragic death of his cousin in 1993 did Hogg
start getting serious about rapping.
Always remembering his inspiring words to change his life and
get off the streets, Hogg remembered his cousin's wishes for
him to become a successful hip hop artist. Now, he not only
presses on in memory of his cousin, but also as an example to
his younger brother. Hogg hopes his musical accomplishments
will help to serve as an alternative to gang life not only for
his brother, but for youth everywhere.
“This multi-dimensional approach is sure to aid in Hogg Boss's
mass appeal.” Hogg's manager, Cliff Ritchey, Jr. seems to
think so too. As one of the ground-breaking facilitators of
Latin rap's introduction to the mainstream music scene with
the success of A Lighter Shade of Brown, Ritchey feels Hogg
Boss is a seasoned artist on the verge.
Keep you ears open for "It's All Boss", on radio early
September, and be sure to check out Hogg Boss's full length LP
debut, It's All Boss, in stores September 27th on Avatar