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. H8TRiD is know for his sometimes-funny, sometimes-deep, sometimes-hype but always real lyrics with creative samplers and fresh beats. H8TRiD is also known for his powerful performances!
H8TRiD started rapping with artist D-RaNGD in a group called PeR-VeRSe in 2004. In 2005 they put out an EP entitled "Just When You Thought It Was Safe." It sold close to 1,000 copies. In 2006 H8TRiD & D-RaNGD decided it was best if they both went solo. 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, Shop Boyz, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Tech N9ne, Paul Wall and dozens more! H8TRiD has also played festivals such as 10,000 plus people event called The Gathering Of The Jugglos at the Bomb House in 2006 and was given the honor to play 2nd stage during one of the "hot spots" for the 2008 Gathering Of The Juggalos. He also headlined the rap spot for 2006 Fuzetival (A Major Lehigh Valley music festival that donates to a charity) and co-headlined in 2007. H8TRiD has also been played on various college radio stations and made it into local magazines such as Merge, Pulse Weekly & Metromix. At the end of 2007 H8TRiD was nominated for the Lehigh Valley Music awards for "Best Lyrics,"(For No More Feat. Phatal) "Best Album"(For his free LP "Support") & Best Live Hip-Hop performer.
Currently H8TRiD has just dropped his first pressed album entitled "Suprise Entrance EP". This album features guests such as McNastee, Dan Tha Saltine, Methotical, Whitney Peyton & More. The album has excellent reviews such as "4 out of 5 stars" Pulse Weekly. He is currently working on the full length follow up to this album called "Personal Vendetta." He believes this album will be his big push. It will feature major guests that have been on nationally released albums (to be announced when ready.) H8TRiD is also working on getting his lable (SideStream Records aka S2R) off the ground and more reconized. SideStream Records consists of some the biggest acts in the Lehigh Valley, the roster is H8TRiD, D-RaNGD, Phatal, REG, DKB, Kind & Cheevo. H8TRiD is constantly working to improve and get known. He never takes breaks and wants to break through at any cost necassary so make sure to keep an eye out for this up-and-comer!!