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Pittsburgh, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Pittsburgh, PA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Pop





We recently got to take sometime to get to talk to native Pittsburgher and musician, LegenDerry. After listening to his music, we definitely think that this artist deserves more recognition. Take some time out of your day and learn a little more about him, and play a song or two in the background while you are at it!

Maniac Magazine (MM): How did you get started in music? Was it recent or at a young age?

LegenDerry (LD): I always loved rap music.. I started listening to Eminem, Biggie, and 50 cent at a very young age. I started rapping for fun in my buddy’s basement when I was 12 but we didn’t really take it seriously. In 9th grade I took a music technology class where we learned how to create and record our own songs. that’s what really got me into music.

MM: What style of music would you classify yourself under?

LD: REAL hip hop

MM: What musicians inspire you?

LD: My biggest inspiration growing up was Wiz Khalifa.. I pretty much only used to listen to his mixtapes. Being a little bit older I’m inspired by just about everything I see/hear. I listen to more metal than rap now.

MM: Where has been your favorite place to perform? Are there any places you want to go back to?

LD: My favorite place to perform was Levelz in the South Side. It’s a smaller venue but that place was lit. I’ve never seen people so hype for an underground hip hop show.

MM: Is there a favorite memory you have from while you were performing?

LD: I just really enjoy traveling and I’m happy I get to see so many cool places by performing my music

MM: What is your most “maniac” music moment?

LD: I still feel like my most “maniac” moment is yet to come.. I guess you’ll just have to stay tuned

Though his new EP doesn’t drop until early July, you can pass the time by listening to LegenDerry’s current tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/legenderry412

And be sure to check him out at The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls on June 9th. Tickets available here: http://www.mrsmalls.com/event/1481787-sounds-from-underground-millvale/ - Maniac Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



A phenomenal lyricist, with the ability and drive to make a mark on this genre, LegenDerry is one of the premier rappers in the scene today. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, LegenDerry began chasing his dream in the 9th grade. Like fellow Pittsburgh MCs, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, he found his musical muse at a very young age. After discovering his musical talent and ambition, he placed his focus on writing, recording, and producing his own music. Through his undying ambition and versatile lyrics, it is evident that LegenDerry stands apart from the rest.                                                               

LegenDerry credits his creativity to his father, who was the vocalist for a punk-rock band in his youth. Coming from a musical family background, LegenDerry found his passion for his own style through a musical technology class in high school. There, he began making beats, recording vocals, and learning production. He started a rap group in 9th grade, which received backlash and caused controversy throughout his school. He was bullied for being a white rapper, and eventually relocated to a different high school for his senior year.

One of the most crucial moments in LegenDerry's career, was his first studio session at MCM studios in Pittsburgh, PA. Everything came naturally - he laid down his first official tracks, and the rest is history. There, he discovered a unique style which is embedded in each of his verses to this day. LegenDerry possesses an extremely original and articulate flow, separated from the competition by his lyrical genius. 

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