[With new artists hitting the rap scene daily, SOHH correspondent Lalaa Shep gives you one-on-one exclusives with hip-hop acts you need to know right now in "The Progress Report.” Today, Lalaa talks to rap newcomer 2-17.]
2016 was a big year for producer 2-17 as he created several hit records, released his first film and moved into a new studio. 2016 was also the year hip-hop lost rising artist, Bankroll Fresh.
Bankroll Fresh was more than a rapper to 2-17, he was a brother, mentor, teacher, and friend. Not only did Bankroll push 2-17 in his music career, but he helped mold him into the man he is today. That experience showed 2-17 that the music industry is nothing but smoke and mirrors and can stain your soul if you allow it.
Nowadays 2-17 is spiritually awoken and has dedicated his life to giving back and inspiring others. Following the footsteps of Lil Jon, 2-17 now works at the infamous King of Crunk studios and is keeping his mind on God.
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