With a grandfather that did work with Reggae legend Peter Tosh and other small bands in Jamaica, Atlanta rapper Surf grew up in a musical family and picked up the piano and the guitar in his early teens. From there he learned how to record himself and eventually began to develop a fanbase on Soundcloud, where he would upload his recordings and interact with fellow artists and fans.
Incorporating trap sounds like 808’s and a punk influenced attitude that you can hear his lyrics, Surf has embodied the eclectic nature of punk and trap music for a mashup that breaks genre barriers. Highlighted by his fan favorite songs “Fight” and “Itsok2cry,” the Atlanta millennial has generated over 5 million steams on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and other DSPs while he continues to grow his fanbase daily.
“My music is a new generational twist on Hip-Hop and Punk influenced music,” Surf explained. “Heavy 808, really cool synths – it’s just really different and it all still keeps that Hip-Hop trap element to it, so I think that my music will really set itself apart from other music out today.”
In August of 2019, Surf performed at Atlanta’s GridLife Festival that also featured the likes of Flosstradamus, Soulja Boy, Twista and Xavier Wulf. With the release of BADDER HUMAN, Surf is quickly building the momentum as he gears up for a host of local spot dates this Fall.