Dallas Hip Hop Artist Harry Edohoukwa Takes Genreless Music to New Heights with Debut Album Fire On The Mountain

Dallas Hip Hop Artist Harry Edohoukwa Takes Genreless Music to New Heights with Debut Album Fire On The Mountain

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Harry Edohoukwa was raised on Jamaican smooth stylist Beres Hammond and AfroReggae messenger Lucky Dube. Influenced by his mentors, he uses his tuneful, personal delivery to create a sound within the hip hop genre that nobody else has coined. With dynamic, Kanye West-like production and song structures, Harry’s debut album, Fire On the Mountain, is incredibly insightful. It was released cross-platform on December 11th, right in time for winter introspection. Within its seven tracks, Harry chronicles his journey through past mistakes, strings of hope, and moments of strength as he battles doubt and questions his inner peace.

The album offers experimental vocal deliveries on songs like “No Rule” and “Did You Not Pray?” The emotional peaks and valleys begin at a high, as the first two tracks are hectic and fueled by the inner turbulence that sparks when you know it’s time to grow. Harry’s unique performance allows listeners a glimpse into his present mindset during the creative process. Mid-album, the production feels fuller, creating a sound that feels larger than life. His song “Mayday” contains vocal echoes that make you feel like you’re watching him perform from stadium seats. He later shifts back into a more traditional hip hop delivery with his song “Skin,” spoken about a true life conflict with the police. He impactfully weaves important topics into his own introspective push and pull. My personal favorite “Legend” has a haunting quality—the spooky production and dynamic drum patterns lean into a dark place that reveals a shift in the album’s power dynamic. Harry continues the introspective narrative by ending with a J.Cole-like vibe in his song “Road to Damascus.” His minimalist production here pairs perfectly with his powerful lyrical message. This is an album you don’t want to sleep on.

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Named by the Austin Chronicle as one of 2019’s Must See Artists at SXSW, Harry has headlined the Hotel Vegas stage with Jackie Venson and White Denim as well as KUTX’s premiere Austin Hip Hop showcase SXSBREAKS, and Love Lockdown at Denver’s Underground Music Showcase.

Listen to Harry on Spotify and be sure to follow him on Facebook, & Instagram.

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