The artist and producer known as Hydro-Studios’ Hot-One, moved to Buffalo from Patterson, New Jersey, when he was about 8 years old. He grew up in projects while his dad wasn’t always around, which meant that his mom struggled to make the best of life for her 5 siblings. Inspired by DMX, The Lox, Most Def, 2Pac, Biggie & Big Pun, Hot-One used rapping as a way of expression since the age of 13.
Next he moved onto programming using Pro Tools, Sonic Foundry, Fruity Loops & Reason, eventually resulting in his first mixtape entitled Hydro Studios Vol.1. In 2009 he became a father, and then doubled the figure in 2013, which inspired him even more, by releasing a second mixtape.
Now Hot-One has dropped his single fresh new single, entitled “Rude Boy”. Hot-One has honest, workmanlike skills. Everything from his incredibly catchy production to his deep and insightful lyrics won’t fail to astonish you.
His strong forceful voice may even manage to summon a tear to your eyes, as he recalls his life growing up, on this track, which is consistently hard-hitting and coherent. Hot-One doesn’t pretend to be a philosopher, but he brings with him the passion of a street preacher. Resulting in one of those tracks you can groove to as well as analyze in depth.
Hot-One bares his heart on “Rude Boy” and he writes and raps about the hardships of his family life and being a ‘rude boy’ in his youth. Some may not truly understand how good his lyrics are but anybody who’s lived the street life can totally relate to and appreciate his lyrics.
Those that have not can still appreciate the lyrics because Hot-One makes you understand through the emotion he sends through. Moreover his lyrics paint pictures as if you were right there during those moments. On top of that the beat is real hot, as are the hooks.
Pick up this track today and listen to it a couple of times with an open mind and I can almost guarantee you’ll be rapping along, rap fan or not! “Rude Boy” comes off of the album “Koolin”.