This is an autobiography real short and sweet, because if you want something done right you do it yourself... right?
I'm a Chicago artist of many trades, rapper, writer, vocalist, photographer, and designer. Brooklyn born in 1988 to an immigrant Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother who was born and raised in the suburb of Elgin, Illinois by two immigrant parents. My true love for music came at a young age from my parents. They both listened to music all day long, English and Spanish, all genres. My father played a few percussion instruments, la tambora, el guiro, and the maracas so there was always music there. Music has always been a way of life for me.
As I began school I was always a smart kid but pretty much a daydreamer, a thinker. Scribbling in my notebook, drawing in the margins, writing lines of poetry and short stories. I always loved Hip-Hop and R&B as a kid but didn't know much about it seeing as we didn't have cable all the time and the Internet was just beginning to pop. When we bought our first PC all heaven broke loose in my head. New great music all day, info on all these artists that I just saw on TRL and 106 and Park! It was a great feeling that gave me a great idea. I should write music. I should at least try. I used to sing as a kid in the church choir so as soon as I started high school I joined the school choir. I started writing raps in my room and I made it my mission to some day make records.
It was a rough first try. The support I needed wasn't there. I was young, broke and didn't know what I was doing. I just wanted to rap and I wanted to record and I didn't understand everything it really took. I started recording at the age of 19 and I haven't stopped and I won't ever stop. A friend that I used to rap with randomly gave my name to me; it stands for Henny Berry that stands for Hennessy and Cranberry, our favorite drink. It also helped that I used to have a Halle Berry haircut.
So far I have accomplished many things that I never thought possible. Watching so many big artists from backstage/onstage and getting the pleasure to meet them. I opened up for Paul Wall and Tech 9ine on the Fire an Ice tour, also for Snow Tha Product. I have shared the stage with many Chicago greats such as Chance the Rapper, Lili K., ANG13, MTMG (previously known as 108 records), and many more. I have collaborated with one of my favorite artists, GLC. My three music videos have reached a total of 18,000 views roughly. And right now it couldn't be better working with GOOD Music producer Boogz as my executive producer. Look out for an EP coming soon produced entirely by new producer King Mikey, and the rest of this autobiography.