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Genres You Will Love
Hip-Hop/Rap: East Coast Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop Moods: Mood: Sex Music Moods: Type: Lyrical Hip-Hop/Rap: Jazz-Rap

By Location
United States - NY - New York City



Name: Ryan Abugan
Birthdate: May 31, 1985
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
Residence: Queens, New York

Filipino American hip-hop artist Ryan “Hydroponikz” Abugan has always been infatuated with music. Since learning to play the trumpet in the 4th grade, Ryan grew a passion for creating music in various forms: noodling on the guitar, pushing random keys, and banging on a school desk. Ultimately, Ryan realized that writing lyrics was at the heart of this musical fascination. Using vivid imagery and complex, yet catchy patterns, Ryan can captivate a listener, and virtually place them in his current environment.

Though heavily influenced by the New York 90s hip-hop sound, his main goal is to return to his childish desire to discover new sounds and techniques. Hydroponikz aims to have a fresh and original sound, while still paying homage to those who created a lane for MCs to succeed. Oh, and he makes beats and shoots videos, too.

Notable Works & Appearances:

Hydroponikz - Grown
Deep Foundation – Children of the Sun (Album: The First Draft)
Kina Grannis – Strong Enough (Remix)
Kina Grannis - Next Time (Remix)
Incise – Strife ft. Anika (Album: Nobody’s Story)
re:plus – Time Goes By ft. Anika (Album: Everlasting Truth)
!llmind – The Blues (Album: Blaps, Rhymes & Life 4)
!llmind – Ain’t I (Album: Blaps, Rhymes & Life 5)
Deep Foundation – Generation ILL

Notable Performances & Venues:

NY – SUNY Binghamton, St. John’s University, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Café, Vesta, Laugh Lounge, BLVD, Public Assembly, Webster Hall, Rebel NYC, Nightingale Lounge, 92YTribeca

CA – Access Hip Hop, USF, SDSU, Poleng Lounge, Space 180, FPAC 2009, Friendship Games 2010

MA – Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University

CT – Wesleyan University