H8TRiD is a solo rapper with a rock attitude from Allentown, PA. Striving to avoid sounding like the repetitive rap music on the radio today he bases his tracks on true life experiences. Well-known groups such as Bloodhound Gang, Insane Clown Posse and Bone-Thugs N Harmony give him the inspiration he needs to create sometimes-funny, sometimes-deep, sometimes-hype but always real lyrics with creative samplers and fresh beats. H8TRiD is also known for his powerful performances, in 2005 he teamed up with an emcee known as "D-RaNGD" and formed a group called PeR-Verse. The rap duo Released an EP entitled "Just When You Thought It Was Safe." After selling close to 1,000 copies of the album in early 2006 members went separate ways.
Since then H8TRiD has grown a solid fan base by booking dozens of shows across PA, NJ & OH, and has performed with national acts such as DMX, Vanilla Ice, Esham, ABK, Tali Demon, G-Child, Gonna Get Got and dozens more! H8TRiD has also played festivals such as The Gathering Of The Jugglos and Fuzetival. Earlier this year he dropped an LP entitled "Support" which included many up and coming artists in the undergroud such as Ill E. Gal, Delusional (Of Durty White Boys), Professor Fresh, D-RaNGD, and Frantik. Also H8TRiD's independent rap label, SideStream Records(S2R), just recently signed some of the biggest hip hop names in the Allentown Area. The team now includes Whitney Peyton, REG, Phatal, and Cheevo who each have their own resume of rap credit and established fan bases. Together they make up one of the most powerful musical forces in the Lehigh Valley!
As of July 2007 H8TRiD and the S2R Crew are completing a well anticipated free mix tape appropriately named "S2R: The Movement." On November 20th H8TRiD Released his first pressed solo album entitled "Surprise Entrance EP" which feat. McNastee, Dan Tha Saltine, Methotical & More big underground acts. This album is easily his best work to date and has gotten great reviews from everyone that heard it!