GET TO KNOW: Handles

A dream does not remain a dream for long when you wake up every day with the motivation to achieve it. Aspiring rapper Handles from the Eastern Shore, VA, brings new meanings to the word “hunger”; consistently displaying his drive to fulfill his appetite for artistic success. Graduating from Virginia State University, to the student body, he’s Kentral Savage while to music-craving ears, he’s the savaging beast properly named Handles. Flooding airwaves with a lyrically incising set of bars that you not only bob your head in unison to, but mentally commend him for his perpetual ambition. Similar to the soothing effect elevator music has on most individuals, Handles provides you with musical delights that can be played virtually anywhere, while many rappers in their adolescent 20’s struggle to locate the adjectives in their minds to express the emotions of their verses. Proving to listeners both young and old how set apart he is from the social stigma of rappers today.


Properly making the bed he chooses to lay in, he studies the art of music, ultimately strengthening his already natural talent. Such motivation to his intellect shines throughout his lyrics, and inspires nearly everyone to master the craft they are blessed with. Around New Years of 2013, he connected with DJ Suss-One of Power105.1 and released his latest mixtape "Done Thinking" in which he hosted. It has gained a lot of exposure and great reviews, even cosign approvals from artists such as: Skyzoo, Talib Kweli, Estelle, Skillz, Jaz-O, Grand Puba and Rapsody to name a few, his best project thus far according to his fans. In the process of finishing up his upcoming project 809060, he has released two singles "Too Obvious" produced by Joey Cutless & "Stop Sleepin" produced by T-Rifik. Both have been getting major placements on hip hop blogs and spins on various radio stations including The Source and DJ Clue's Desert Storm Radio. While on the road promoting his music, Handles has opened for artists such as: Beanie Sigel, Joe Budden, Cassidy, Keith Murray, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna, Vince Staples, Ginuwine and more. He has also done shows and music festivals in New York, Washington D.C, Atlanta, North Carolina, amongst many more cities along the east coast.

He is a bold person with a bold message – say what you have to say and say it your way.” Devotion is the motive, success is the goal, and expression is key. The melodic art provided by Handles is not to be heard but to be listened to.

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