Drawing from his musical beginnings singing, playing piano and drums, Hookdiggy takes hip-hop back to its core – thoughtful, upbeat lyrics driven by steady, danceable rhythms. A Flint, MI native, Hookdiggy’s love of hip-hop took off after an encounter with celebrated group The Dayton Family, also from the area.
Hookdiggy says his goal is to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of “creative and innovative lyrical content, that makes you want to dance a bit“.
That sensibility has distinguished Hookdiggy and his release “Good Music“, mixed by Grammy Award Winner Mike Wilson, his music is new and refreshing.
Hookdiggy’s loyalty to hip-hop’s legacy has earned him the respect of the genre’s heavy-weights; working with producer Hilton “Deuce” Wright II, Rosco SD, and artists Redan and Melanie Rutherford on the single “A Lil’ Bit” from Method Man and Redman’s Blackout 2 album. His single ‘Wind Out‘, features music industry veteran drummer Ron Otis, who plays for Earl Klugh, Kem, Al Turner, and other great jazz musicians. It’s tracks like ‘Wind Out’ that helps Hookdiggy stay true to his musical roots. As he grew up playing piano, clarinet, and soprano saxophone.
Hookdiggy’s secon drum driven single ‘Make It Work‘, Buddy Nelson over Jamsphere says “under the hood, the track is fired up by an Adrenaline-pumping, piano-driven arrangement, garnished with a cool vocal hook and some choral interludes“. Nowadays Hookdiggy is performing weekly on his This Is Hip-Hop Thursdays platform, releasing new singles, and in 2021 plans to do an EP collaborating with his drummer J Spence as he is focused on the plan to “give those who are committed to the craft the opportunity to make a living doing what they love – making good music”. Hookdiggy is a refreshing voice to music and the kind of artist that makes hip-hop more than just a genre.