Welcome back to another installment of the Creative Hustle Tour December TAKEOVER here on #OTDHipHop blog. Today, I have the honor of introducing yall to the only singer on the tour, Eddie Gun. He is a young singer, songwriter, musician, and producer originally from Oahu. But he has lived in Los Angeles and Atlanta, which only helped develop his own style and steez.
Eddie Gun is all around music artist. Starting with learning how to play the guitar in 8th grade, Eddie developed a deep passion for the acoustic and songwriting elements in music. Soon after, he started singing and writing songs on his own. He stated that while he doesn’t label himself as a hip hop artist or rapper, “The way that I write is like a freestyle at first. I always mumble and hum through melodies before writing anything down.”
In my opinion yall, EDDIE AINT PLAYIN! While his soundcloud catalog only has a few tracks, he still makes a big impression. His cover to PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Come and See Me” has over 21,000 plays. “The song is very mellow, and the production is very limited with instrumentation. So I decided to record a guitar component, which I recorded by myself. Then I had my Producer/Engineer/DJ friend Patrick Porfetto is mix and master it. The track was finished in one session all in North Hollywood.”
Eddie Gun’s other high profile track is “Savage,” which was written and produced by the artist himself. “I produced this track on my own while I was staying at a place in West Hollywood. I wanted to infuse 90s alternative guitar riff sounds but still keeping the trap, high feel.” While production itself only took about 2 days, Eddie found inspiration for the lyrics of the songs while running around FairFax ave (the streetwear mecca of LA) and running into celebrities and pretty girls.
Eddie Gun continues to establish himself in the music business by taking opportunities in various cities and back in Hawaii. He seeks to collaborate with as many artists in Hawaii and LA. He is also working with Capeesh Music, hoping to land the next radio hit with them, and stated that he will be back in LA in late January. Eddie will be performing on the Creative Hustle Tour’s January 20th show (Oahu w/ headliner Jim Hurdle).
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