Fresh off an exclusive premiere with hip-hop media giant – 2DopeBoyz, Columbus, Ohio emcee, Hodgie XVII drops this dope lyrical assault over this smooth piano-laced production from producer, Rashad (produced for MMG’s Stalley, etc). Hodgie expresses through his lyrics that he ain’t about the games especially with the “internet gangstas.”
This single, “Homicide” is the second single from Hodgie XVII’s forth-coming album, “American Dreamin'” which is set for release next week on May 12th. “American Dreamin'” will be hosted by 2DopeBoyz. Be on the lookout for more of his material.
Born and raised in Lima, OH currently residing in Columbus, OH, Hodgie started his musical career in 2001 and has made a name for himself in the Midwest music scene throughout the years. Hodgie has ghost written for different industry artists and was first noticed by R&B singer Ginuwine in 2005. He was first offered a recording contract at the time by Ginuwine but declined and maintained a relationship with the singer.
Hodgie has since gone on to release numerous Mixtapes and independent records. Most recently Hodgie released The Go In Part Deux in 2013 with popular Midwest DJ, DJ EV which hit numerous online publications and blog sites including Complex Mag, Vibe and Allhiphop.com. Singles “Kush” Featuring Rashad and “Dope” Featuring Jerreau of Fly Union respectively reached Complex Mag, Hip Hop Nation on Sirius XM and more. In the fall of 2014 Hodgie was a guest on Sirius XM’s Sway in the Morning and was well received. Hodgie has recently completed his first album titled “American Dreamin” which features production from Rashad (Stalley Lincoln Way Nights x Currensy – Privacy Glass) Chase N Cashe (Drake – Look What You’ve Done) and more. “American Dreamin” is set to release on May 12.