The word “STRIPES”, may have derived from the military, denoting one’s enlisted rank according to his or her particular rank or position... But this, STRYPEZ refers to one local Georgia native who shed light on his southern hip-hop style and underlying persona through music. Brandon Lee, from (Hinesville, Georgia), STRYPEZ, [pronounced “Stripes”], has a firm grasp on the different levels of creativity it takes when putting together impressive works of musical art. His southern rap style was influenced by contrasting forms of Crunk and Bounce music; artist also cites Outkast and Lil Jon as additional sources of his inspiration.
Strypez is currently in the studio working on his mixtape; Take Flyght: FIRST IN FLYGHT, which is set to drop in Fall 2015. His first release off his upcoming project titled “Colorado” has been released virally and has gained grounds with both mainstream and underground audiences. On another track off the mixtape, he teams up with hip-hop artist “Stuey Rock” for a club banger. Stretching the boundaries of hip-hop, Strypez has put together a compelling group of producers and artists to comprise this anticipated project. Between constant admiration and his gain of widespread popularity the rapper is definitely on his way to stardom.
The up and coming artist was initially introduced to the music scene back in 2004 when he performed at an annual event called “Summer Slam” in Midway, Georgia, alongside another local artist. His talents where noticed by A&R, Odom “DaTrappa” Dingle, who worked for A1 Recording formerly known as Rocky Road Records located in Atlanta, Georgia. After a couple years of shadowing Atlanta’s hip-hop scene Strypez went on to release his first debut mixtape “Obey the Game”, hosted by DJ J3 in 2007. In 2008, he toured with hip- hop recording artist, Rocko, during his "Self Made" album release under Island Def Jam.
Success for Strypez is to be measured by the obstacles from which he has overcome. The energetic rapper is definitely building up a reputation as an artist to keep your dial tuned in anticipation for what drops next. With only a few months closing in fast for his projected release of “Take Flyght” the mixtape he is definitely in the driver seat with nothing but wide open road ahead.
Low Country Music Group
CEO: Odom "DaTrappa" Dingle
Featuring Clay Co & Flint
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