*“I hyped my way into your music,” said San Diego rapper Lil’ Hyste as to the meaning of his stage name.
Born Hasan McDuffie, Lil’ Hyste just released a new single titled “Pandemic.” He performed the offering recently at the 22nd annual Baltimore “ULMII” Entertainment Conference, with a flow of a seasoned MC, a delivery like a seasoned entertainer and a sound system backing him that gave a clear and booming experience for all. So impressive was his new single and performance that he walked away with the conferences’ “ULMII Best Songwriter” Award for the “Pandemic” single. The San Diego rapper has lived almost everywhere in the U.S. as he takes his journey to the top of the music industry, but he currently resides in Minnesota.
“I’m staying in your way until you like my music,” he laughed about his stage persona.
About his current project Lil’ Hyste said that the “Pandemic” single came out the uncertainties of the country’s pandemic hype and restrictions. He said, “I was kind of nervous….so I decided to switch it up.” The result, is the “Pandemic” single.
He did switched it up so much that I am sure you will want to be a Lil’ Hyste hype-man. He started rapping at the tender age of 10 in San Diego. As a young rapper he performed on stages in Arizona, New York, Georgia, Las Vegas and Chicago. As he got older his stage included a performance for BET’s “Wild Out Wednesday” try-outs and he won! Throughout his 16 year career as a rapper he has been opening act for Lil’ Flip, Kurupt, Trina and Juicy J.
“I want to just be successful. I want to have longevity and money,” he said of his future in the music business when I asked. He giggled a little, but was very serious, when he said, “Because I hate walking around and can’t give money to the homeless.” www.youtube.com/lil’hyste www.VanceNYCC.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 22nd year. Next events are coming to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall via Zoom Conferencing and Los Angeles Saturday, November 6, 2021 via Zoom Video Conferencing. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Business Management Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]