Midwest rap prodigy Mr. 44 closes out the summer with the official music video to his much praised and buzzed hit single, "Hip Hop Raised Me", which was nominated as "Single Of The Year" at the prestigious 2012 Underground Music Awards.
"Hip Hop Raised Me", produced by Nate Kiz, is the lead single from the Cleveland rapper's debut mixtape, "Poverty To Paradise", which is now available for download on DatPiff.com. The project caused major noise in the Hip-Hop circuit and was awarded with DatPiff's "Bronze" badge for over 25,000 downloads.
"I want to tell people how Hip-Hop influenced me and what the art form really means to me. I pay tribute to all the Hip-Hop heavyweights who had a major impact on me. In today's game where everything is about money, cars, drugs, and women, we have to remember where Hip-Hop originally came from. It’s so much deeper than that!" explained Mr. 44.
Born and raised in the Midwest territory of America, in a city at one time considered to be number one in poverty, the fast rising and much buzzed up-n-coming rapper is steadily creating a dedicated fanbase in his hometown of Cleveland and the state of Ohio.
Mr. 44's positive messages, superior production and versatile styles make the world pay attention. The conscious Cleveland rhymespitter is aiming to keep the Hip-Hop pulse alive with blazing singles such as "Hip Hop Raised Me".
Mr. 44 keeps his name buzzing with performances alongside Hip-Hop superstars such as Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Outkast, Tech N9ne, Naughty By Nature, KRS-One, MC Lyte, M.O.P, Paul Wall, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Dro… just to name a few.
What’s more? Mr. 44 is currently nominated as "Lyricist Of The Year" at the popular and prestigious Ohio Hip Hop Awards. The voting period ends on September 16 so place your vote now for Mr. 44 at www.ohiohiphopawards.com.