By Frank Bell
London rapper HXTNZ drops his convincing new track ‘Under Pressure’ and answers our QuickFire Questions.
What was the first album you bought?
The first album I bought was ‘I Am’ by Nas. I originally went to buy ‘Illmatic’ but it was sold out!
What are some musical inspirations that motivate your music?
Artists from the Golden era of hip hop including Wu Tang, Nas, Mobb Deep, Biggie and Tupac. Some of my other musical inspirations include Kanye West, J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar
What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?
Life experiences, fashion, culture & films
Tell us about your single ‘Under Pressure’?
‘Under Pressure’ is a track that people can resonate with. The messages behind the music include going against the odds, aiming high, and living your best life regardless of the circumstances.
What have you got lined up for 2022?
I’m always working on new music, I’ve got my debut EP coming soon and some live shows in the pipeline. Follow me on @hxntz_ to find out more!