STROKES is freshoff a second place win at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program grand opening inColumbia South Carolina April 14 2012 at Hot Rodz lounge and grill. He has been rapping since he was 15 years ofage. Now a college student graduate by the time this article is up and way onhis way of achieving success in the music industry. STROKES has a great tone and super flow, along with a high energyperformance. He has the support of his mom, which is also his manager alongwith his production team (13 productions). He is nominated for a “Top TenArtists of The Year 2013” at The E.H.M.P. awards in NYC Jan 16 2013. He hasalready opened up for Travis Porter and Juvenile. You can purchase his latest album at Cdbaby.com,amazon.com, itunes.com, reverbnation.com/strizzystrokesj,and follow him on twitter.com/strizzystrokesj.Today we introduce to the readers a star in the makings, STROKES!!
A.D. THE GENERAL: What does the name Strokes mean?
STROKES: The name Strokes came from my pops; growing up I wasalways called “lil Strokes” because of our close resemblance, so itook it and ran with it. Believe me when I tell you that its a name toremember!
A.D. THE GENERAL: Do you remember the 1st rapyou ever wrote? Give us a few bars off that.
STROKES: its been 8+ years since my first rap but the song wascalled “Young CarolinaBoyz” and me and my cousin Beezo Money went in on that song!
A.D. THE GENERAL: How was your first experience at TheElegant Hoodness Musical Program? And would you recommend the programto other artists in sc?
STROKES: I always put on a show whenever I perform because ijust like to entertain so i really enjoyed the experience. I encourage otherartist to bring the A game because an AnR once told me that it takes 10 secondsto tell if an artist is worth their time, and 5 seconds to know if you’re notso if you get 6 minutes to perform it should be the best 6 minutes that youhave ever had on stage; every performance should be treated like its yourconcert and the audience is your fans.
A.D. THE GENERAL: What’s your goal as an artist? Why do you rap?
STROKES: my goal as an artist is to make to the next level andthe next level, I plan to be the best entertainer in hip-hop history……Musicis my life.
A.D. THE GENERAL: What has been your biggest accomplishment inmusic thus far?
STROKES: Opening shows for various artist such as Travis Porterand Juvenile and Performing in venues from Virginiato Georgia.
A.D. THE GENERAL: Where can our readers listen to your music?
STROKES: You can check out more from Strokes at Cdbaby.com, amazon.com, itunes.com, reverbnation.com/strizzystrokesj, and follow me on twitter.com/strizzystrokesj.
A.D. THE GENERAL: Any last word and or shouts outs?
STROKES: S/O to the whole EHMP family for the opportunity, theentire 13 Productz Ent. family 2012 is our year, Mz. Blendz from BlendzvilleGlobal, my Morris College family (FrontLine Souljaz) (2012 graduates),and to all my fans…..South Carolinato the death of me, I put on for my city!!!!
WRITTEN BY: A.D. THE GENERAL
COURTESY OF THE ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2012