P. Hardy
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P. Hardy

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF
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As Program Director of Hotmix 90 on 89.7FM WISU, I like to try to support local music as much as I can. By local music, I mean not only artists in Terre Haute but also artists from Indy, Gary, Ft. Wayne, etc. I've been listening to music from P. Hardy for a couple years now and I must say he is one of my favorite artists on the come up from this area. He has had a couple songs in our local rotation, but I think this next one he sent me is going to be a smash! You'll have to tune in to my show this Friday night to hear the exclusive! Till then, this is a freestyle he did over Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Goes Hard" beat. Enjoy! - PrinceJaysMindframe.com


P. Hardy creates music for you to feel. That’s the point and understanding of the new Industry. “You may not like getting shots from the doctor. It may not bother you to get a shot, but whether you like it or not, ya’ll are paying to get em, and the doctors are making a killing selling the vaccine to you.” He possesses a confident delivery that may almost match his over-confident demeanor. When he speaks, when his voice comes in over the beat, it commands attention. Listen to an entire project, and P. Hardy sounds like a seasoned veteran with 10+ years and albums to match. P. Hardy is the Sumter, South Carolina Chuck Norris.

This is P. Hardy. Im originally from South Carolina. I’m a solo artist as far as music goes, but I have a strong team around me that keeps things moving. Im signed to 20 Ent/Universal Records and they put me in a great position to do good business. My manager builds relationships with people I used to dream about meeting, let alone work with. I wouldn’t be able to function if it wasn’t for my homie Michael Miller. He runs the studio, and also a majority of my social networking sites. Him and my manager keep my head on straight on a day to day basis.

I’ve been in love with rapping since I was 6 in 93/94 when I heard Biggie Smalls and his Ready To Die Album. I didn’t want to rap until 96, when Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt came out. I knew it was something I wanted to do at that point in my life. Those two rappers are huge influences in my career. I look at Biggies ability to create pictures with his words. It’s almost like he’s telling you about a movie he’s seen. I look to Jay for longevity, influence, relevance, transferring, you know, all the shit we give Jay credit for. I don’t believe in the Illuminati so you can take that however. Another big influence is Joe Budden. I know he’s not a Marquee name, but this dude raps his ass off. He’s one of the nicest out - IndianaGrind.com


Check out this new music from recording artist P. HARDY. Originally from Sumter, SC, Hardy is now making noise in the Midwest. - IndyHipHop.com


Discography

"Who The F*ck Is P. Hardy?" Mixtape

You Already Know - Single

Calm Me Down - Single

Work - Single

Long Live The King - Album (Coming Soon)

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Hip Hop might be dead. Disco is dead for sure, but Hip Hop may very well be walking into the light. You don't have to believe it. P. Hardy doesn't, sort of. The South Carolina native may feel like the Music Industry is lacking, but what Industry in America isn't these days? "Music is similar to our educational system. It's becoming simpler, easier to pass, and harder to tell who/what is actually contributing or detracting from progress." Through the years of battle rapping, switching between wanting to be a conscious or mainstream artist, hundreds of hours in the studio creating, studying market trends, engaging In political chess matches, etc., one thing has been learned for certain: NONE OF THAT SHIT MATTERS.

P. Hardy creates music for you to feel. That's the point and understanding of the new Industry. "You may not like getting shots from the doctor. It may not bother you to get a shot, but whether you like it or not, ya'll are paying to get em, and the doctors are making a killing selling the vaccine to you." He possesses a confident delivery that may almost match his over-confident demeanor. When he speaks, when his voice comes in over the beat, it commands attention. Listen to an entire project, and P. Hardy sounds like a seasoned veteran with 10+ years and albums to match. P. Hardy is the Sumter, South Carolina Chuck Norris.

With his first project, "Who The Fuck Is P. Hardy" finished and distributed to the fans, Hardy has no plans to sit and feel satisfied with his success. His next project "Dont Call Us, We'll Call You" documents the struggle every up and coming artist faces. However, he'd like to give the people more than just albums and mixtapes. He'd like to give the people their feeling back. Not just their feeling, but THAT feeling. "Ive performed ever since lve been a child. Ive been bred into this greatness that Im ready to share. From church to school plays to marching on the drumline in front of thousands, to being a star athlete, everything I've done has made me look like a Champ for being successful, but it had always been for the enjoyment of those around me. If you can make them feel you even if they cant relate, or get them to cheer/jeer you because you've evoked some type of emotion, you're winning."

P. Hardy is the type of artist who doesn't like to mention other artists along with himself, not because of a feeling of superiority, but because it's unfair to compare artists who are in the business of being completely original. At this point in the interview I asked P. Hardy who I could compare him to. This question seemed to strike a nerve with him so he didn't answer, but on a sheet of paper he wrote: "The Rat Pack + NWA = P. Hardy". He also wrote, "If you must: B. I. G., Jay-Z, & Southern Rap Circa '97-'01"

There are times when words are used to describe feelings. Most times words are used to describe what is, or isn't happening. P. Hardy would rather allow the events in his life to tell his story.