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Published on December 13th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Milwaukee Artist Ryan Hodge is Paving His Own Lane in the Music Industry

The Hip Hop world is full of timeless individuals whose talents constantly redefine the genre. The modern age of Hip Hop is filled to the brim with up-and-coming new talents who are setting the stage for a revolution in the music industry. Ryan Hodge is among these talented upstarts, blending the elements of rap music and Hip Hop with melodies, smooth southern soul, and midwest delivery. Hodge just announced a new album dropping Christmas Day!

Born on March 23, 1995, Ryan Hodge came straight out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a musical artist, singer, songwriter, and hip-hop artist from the north side area of Milwaukee. His music often stems from his life experiences as he brings a mixture of his city’s sound with a Cali soul feel to the table, having spent five years in California, a year in Atlanta, and some summers in Florida. As he blends his experiences with his music, he creates a distinct sound that could only come from Ryan Hodge himself.

Ryan Hodge has been around the music industry since 2013 when he landed himself a distribution and pub deal. Music has always been a massive part of his life, as it practically runs in his blood. When he entered the third grade, his parents were thrilled that Ryan loved music as much as they did. His father was a DJ for rapper Coo Coo Cal and Oz, touring the country in the nineties, which jump-started Ryan’s musical influence.

His parents loved to listen to Outkast, Goodie Mob, Mary J. Blige, and Lauryn Hill. During middle school, Ryan heard Kanye West for the first time, giving him a next-level love for hip-hop music. When he entered high school, he honed his craft and perfected his rap flow in the succeeding years. Ryan Hodge then enrolled in College in San Francisco, California, where he studied film directing and music recording.

During his school studio sessions, he learned how the voice worked in the studio and how the true feeling of recording went. Ryan Hodge’s music plucks from his life experiences, bringing entirely different energy and style to the music industry.

“Currently, my top listeners are in Spain, which is pretty dope. A shoutout, Spain!” exclaimed the rising star. “Honestly, I think that shows how different my music is if another country with a different culture and language could love it just as much as the United States. My music is me, and with that being said, that’s what I’m bringing to the music world. Me being me is unlike any other person I know or seen.”

Shortly, Ryan Hodge sees himself back in Atlanta in a suburb chilling with his family and getting ready for another tour.

“All in all, I will make sure my voice will be heard around the world. I hope my life and music bring inspiration and hustle to people near and far. Whatever my music does, though, I’ll keep my grind, work ethic, and hustle for the next few years,” said Hodge.


Connect with Ryan

Twitter @Ryanhodge154

Instagram @ryanhodge154

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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