Brooklyn rapper HDBeenDope is the newest member of the Roc Nation family.
Roc Nation Label has announced the signing of HDBeenDope. From penning clever raps over his own high-octane production, to self-directing many of his music videos, HD underscores his place as the next big artist to trailblaze through this year’s hip-hop scene with a new sound embodying the city of New York.
“I’m a writer and artist from Brooklyn signed to Hov. Those of you who love hip hop like I do understand how special that is,” says HDBeenDope. “I’d love to tell you it just happened out of nowhere but the truth is the intent has been consistent through and through. I think they call that serendipity".
In celebration of the new record label deal, HD has dropped his brand new “Paper Planes” free verse produced by Dizzy Banko and video directed by Erikson Corniel. The visual showcases HD in his home studio spitting raw lyrics over captivating beats as he drives through his hometown of Brooklyn before landing at the Roc Nation’s headquarters to pay homage to the new partnership.
Later this week, HDBeenDope will be releasing his first single as a Roc Nation label signee, “Wake Em Up” also produced by Dizzy Banko. The Brooklyn rapper previewed the track release earlier this month during his headline show at The Meadows which featured special, surprise appearances from Dizzy Banko, Tyler Loyal, Niko Brim, Kai Ca$h, A.C. XZA, Lola Brooke, Devon Terrell and more. The Meadows is the latest of the marquee stages HD’s has performed on, which includes one of the nation’s largest festivals, Rolling Loud.
Drawing influence from his city’s rich history of hip-hop culture and East Coast legends like Big L and Notorious B.I.G, HD dropped his second project BrokeN Dreams in 2020 featuring the hit single “Die With Me” which cultivated critical acclaim from HYPEBEAST, DJ Booth, XXL. Shortly after he released the song “Top,” which was featured in Madden NFL 21, NBA2k & across sports blogs. HD’s massive hit “BYRD” has amassed over 28+ million streams.
Here is a preview to his "Wake Em Up" single which will be released this Friday!
In July, we reported that Meek Mill cut ties with Roc Nation after being with them for 10 years.