The Break Presents: Layne Harper
Breakout: “Cafe Con Leche”
Also Check: “Don’t Hate Me”
And: “Hate Is The New Love” Trailer
Name: Layne Harper
Reppin’: Memphis, TN
My style and/or skills have been compared to: Layne Harper (‘paved my own lane to drive solo in’)
I started rapping: When I was five years young I began rapping but it wasn’t until my teenage years when I got more serious about my music. As I got older and my sons Xavier and Jaydon was born I became more serious about my music.
My standout records and/or moments have been: To be honest with you every record I’ve released has received a vast amount of support. I’ve received some critique from some but that just makes me work harder at pleasing them as well. A lot of people are so used to hearing typical artist so when they hear someone who actually has their own style or has something new to offer, they criticize instead of becoming familiarized with their new sound of music.
I’m gonna change the game by: Being myself as an artist and making relevant music. Not everyone out there can relate to going on shopping sprees and blowing money at the club the night before. A lot of us out there are really struggling and run to music for therapy. I release a lot of personal yet relatable records so the listener and I can be on the same page. I am not a gang member, drug dealer or thug, I am actually a proud father who works overtime to provide for my family and just want the listeners to respect my music for what it is. Don’t put me in a box because I’m not making music that you’re used to hearing, just appreciate that there are artist out there who is actually attempting on impacting the hip-hop world with positive music. I go by my government name Layne Harper for a reason, that’s so everything I write about displays who I am as a person. I will not settle for being the ordinary artist, I have a message that I’m trying to get across to the world.
My goal in hip-hop is: To become the voice for the people, all nationalities. I want to be that artist who dares to be different and is not afraid to take a stand for what I believe in. I want to become a household name artist, with doing so; I believe hip-hop will become better-rounded.
I’d like to work with: All artists out there from national to local artist. As long as they are passionate about their music then we have something we can build on.
I’m gonna be the next: Diversified artist to change the hip-hop game. I am a father first, artist second so with that being said I want to be a role model to my sons and then I want to be a role model to my fans out there.