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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, up and coming rap artist SourdeeZilla has made quite an impact on the city of roses, not only through his music, but as a brand as well. From his early childhood, SourdeeZilla was always musically inclined; with his mother being an active gospel singer, and his father, a base player. Although SourdeeZilla has always had a passion for music, it wasn't until his senior year of high school that he realized music was something he wanted to pursue. With a passionate mindset and limited resources, SourdeeZilla began working on his craft with a few homies in his friend’s kitchen. After a few years of perfecting his craft, SourdeeZilla linked up with producer Terrance Bondurant of 28 Productions Music Group and released his first mix tape titled “Roses&Ashes” in 2012, which was a huge success. After the release of his mix tape, SourdeeZilla was quickly recognized for his talent and was given the opportunity to open for various artists such as Keak da Sneak, Obie Trice, and Huey. SourdeeZilla was also chosen to perform in the 2012 Coast 2 Coast Live Mix Tapes showcase in Seattle, Washington, as well as the 2013 Coast 2 Coast Live Mix Tapes showcase in Portland, where he placed 2nd overall. When asked about who he looks up to in the music industry, SourdeeZilla says he admires independent artists and business oriented artists such as Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z. He is also very supportive of West Coast Hip Hop, and other Portland artists who are on the same grind. SourdeeZilla says his music can’t exactly be defined; “I rap about where I live and what I've been through, I like to keep my music diverse and relatable”-SourdeeZilla. Currently, SourdeeZilla is working on his second mix tape titled “Young&Restless” expected to drop later this year. He is also in the beginning stages of working on a clothing line to promote his brand (Living Beyond The Sky Gang Zilla Crew #LBSGZC), but in the meantime, he has local shows lined up for this summer and hopes to work with other talented artists in the near future. SourdeeZilla has established a loyal fan base and has a strong team behind him; he makes it clear that he is determined to do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality. “No matter how much people support you or wanna see you succeed you gotta want it yourself. I don't wanna let myself or my people down.” –SourdeeZilla. Throughout his career, SourdeeZilla wants to be a motivation to anyone trying to make it doing what they love. He hopes to have his voice heard, his talents recognized, and to make his friends and family proud.
Tracks By SourDeeZilla
Mixtapes Featuring SourDeeZilla
Performances for SourDeeZilla
Coast 2 Coast LIVE | NorthWest Edition 7/18/13