" Music is my heartbeat", Liqwid feels music is playing his song of life. And was definitely born into music.
Liq was born in the Bay area in 81, into a very musically influenced family. At the age of 4 his father purchased him his first keyboard, guitar, and drumset. And let him rock alongside his band while they rehearsed. From their Liqwid was embedded in music. When he heard his first rap, Run DMC " raising hell" he found his love. Soon his family decided to moving sunny California to Portland forcing liqwid to leave his group . But in Portland yet different and cold. He continued rhyming & hooked up with counterparts who also loved to rap and have fun with it.
Years later Liqwid was spitting his own bars, at talent shows, family functions, etc. As a teenager he honed his skills., having the chance to watch westcoast greats perform and record live in person, Crooked I, Kola loc (Doggy's Angel's), Kurupt, Daz, Warren g, Snoop Dogg, Hitman,Young life, D.O.C
To name a few. Dropping many mixtape releases in and after high school.
2004 after dropping a mixtape with his group H.O.G.Z he began work for Young life's debut album "Real Talk" alongside De'ran his current labelmate. Liqwid featured on the song with Gspot and Young Life called "eastside/northside" . 2005 he began touring and opening shows with Snoop Dogg, Dogg pound, LIL Wayne. Scarface, Three 6 Mafia, Trillville, Andre nicotina, Digital underground, Q-tip, and several others . After the tour ended he began work with a super group he formed with childhood friends called Fireball cafe(Liqwid, Suvi, Hook$, Chinchilla) . Dropping their first video & single "Nascar Fast" gaining a nice buzz in the Portland, Or. From there Liqwid continued to develop and drop mixtapes evolving his music.
2010 he developed a company called U.R.N (United Rap Nation ), a foundation and corporation dedicated to mutual support and collaboration amongst its members to promote their music creatively . Liqwid is the founder of the U.R.N who has gain major steam & buzz in the PDX. Also during the yrs he has joined several websites won 10+ contest on OurStage, Boomdizzle, and is currently #1 on PDX charts on Reverbnation. Moving up fast on the national charts as well. Liqwid aka Liq Hefner has since pulled a flock of new fans all over the country and outside the nation.
Currently Liqwid has joined with Young life Ent. Finishing work on his 2011 mixtape "prefunk first" dropping New years and also his debut solo album coming summer 2012.
"Music will remain in my soul forever" -Liqwid