IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – T.H.E. HONOROLL – SIOUX FALLS’ HOTTEST STARS!

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IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: We are located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but we have members representing different regions. Mr. Adams is from Douglas, Wyoming, a small town of about 8,000 people in rural Wyoming. J grew up outside of Sioux Falls in the country, and went to school in a small town called Garretson. LP and our guitarist Achim Supreme grew up in Sioux Falls. HV$H was born in Sioux Falls, but his family immigrated from Kenya before he was born. We also have artists we are developing from the Sioux Falls area.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Our musical background is very diverse like our varying personalities. Mr. Adams and HV$H grew up singing and playing instruments all their lives. Mr. Adams played the trumpet growing up, and HV$H played the clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax. J started playing piano at 5 years old, while LP and Achim Supreme have been playing piano and guitar for as long as they can remember, and have been playing together in a band for 8 years. Together we have been making music for only 7 months.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: We believe that music is about a total encompassing entity of using real instruments along with digital instruments to produce a quality sound. We wanted to bring the influence of guitar into rap music similar to the way it is done in Rock and Roll by incorporating solos, catchy riffs, and smooth melodies. Mr. Adams noticed early on in his friendship with Achim Supreme that he had the aptitude to bring an interesting take on rap music with his guitar skills. It’s rare to have a group of gentlemen who can listen to the likes of Eminem, Kendrick, and Jay-Z in the same playlist as Pink Floyd, The Eagles, and Scorpions.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Our songs vary. They range from struggle, to triumph. We sing and rap about the things that people can resonate with, along with topics that might be considered taboo to a lot of other artists. We have the ability to reach the masses, but also can reach home with lyrics that are thought provoking and sometimes comedic. Our music reflects the feeling we get when listening to a particular beat/instrumental as a collective. This is a very collaborative group.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Our fan base is directed toward a wide variety of listeners. We want to bridge the gap between genres, and segue into a new sound that may have been played around with by other artists, but never was really their signature sound. Some of the songs we are currently producing have a very rock feel to them, while others are solely rap based. We have so much depth in our roster we believe that we can connect to a wide variety of fans.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Our musical influences are very diverse. We all listen and like rap music, but many of us grew up listening to other genres as well. Mr. Adams, for example, grew up for an affinity for older music by the likes of The Temptations and The Five Satins, along with the likes of Kanye West, Ludacris, and Kendrick Lamar. J and LP grew up listening to Eminem religiously along with Rhymesayers. J also listened to Taylor Gang growing up, but wasn’t afraid to pop in Blink-182 when the mood struck him. LP and Achim Supreme play a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers, but to hone in on one musical influence for them is absurd. HV$H prefers to listen Isaiah Rashad, but has taken a lot of influence from Bob Marley and the Beach Boys. As far as local artists, T.H.E. Honoroll listens to Soulcrate for influence on how to cater to the local crowd.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Our music is something you wouldn’t expect. We aren’t going to dazzle with fast paced lyrics (for the most part) but we do have the ability to showcase this syllabicity. We would describe it as not only thought provoking, but constructed with instrumentals that we have created a majority of the time. We have been working fervently on our own production skills, and are finally proud to start releasing music that we ourselves have produced.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

T.H.E. HONOROLL: We aren’t only rappers and singers, nor are we just producers. We are an encompass of the whole process under one name. We don’t have the need to go out and have someone mix and master our music, as we taught ourselves about production through the making of 4 mixtapes in a matter of 5 months. Mr. Adams recently read an article on J Cole when he first got signed. In the article the question was raised about whether he was an artist who could produce, or a producer who could rap. We fall under this conundrum. We incorporate aspects of all genres. One day we might produce a song that might sound like DJ Mustard could have made it, while the next day we might have a song we are working on that teeters along the lines of Run DMC and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on? 

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Currently we are working on a lot of different projects with a lot of artists met through social media, along with producing music for local artists around Sioux Falls. We will be coming out with  our first mixtape of original beats and songs that either we have produced or other producers we have met through Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. We aren’t the type of gentlemen who are afraid to work on multiple projects at a time, simply for the fact that we have multiple producers and engineers that also rap and sing.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

T.H.E. HONOROLL: We want to be a staple in the music industry as artists and as producers. Eventually, we would like to start a label and continue to develop other artists for the future generations to listen to. In 10 years we see ourselves having a successful repertoire built for ourselves in the music industry, as artists, producers, and engineers.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you? 

T.H.E. HONOROLL: Twitter- @thehonoroll

Instagram- Ryan_Adams_HR

Facebook- The Honoroll

Soundcloud- https://soundcloud.com/honoroll

Reverbnation- https://www.reverbnation.com/thehonoroll

Datpiff- http://www.datpiff.com/profile/MradamsHR

Audiomack- https://www.audiomack.com/artist/dj-quiz-the-honoroll

 

 

 

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204 COMMENTS

  1. love all of these guys and how far they have come in the past 7 months. Best lyricists around for sure if you take the time to listen to their stuff. Waiting for some more catchy party songs though!

  2. people notice hard work….. it’s amazing to see how far these guys have come in such a short amount of time. as they continue to develop their sound, this group of guys is something to look out for coming out of the Midwest!

  3. I love how they aren’t afraid to mesh different genres instrumentally and lyrically. Music is art, and art isn’t produced to be limited to one idea or audience. Bravo for innovation!

  4. it’s cool to see how far T.H.E. Honoroll’s music has come in a short period of time! it’s a unique sound that is something today’s hip-hop needs. keep the new music coming!

  5. Yo, these dudes are the fastest progressing group of individuals that I have come across! They show everything that it takes to succeed in a mission. Hard working, humble, and most of all lyrical with a sickness!! Verbs and adjectives never hit my ears so beautifully. Keep it up fellas, yall got something that you don’t want to give up!!

  6. These guys are risk takers, and have grown a lot in the short time they’ve been together. If they continue on the path their they’ll find success. Keep up the good work! Don’t give up!

  7. Dope group of artists/friends! I have enjoyed every second being a friend and kicking it at the studio! You guys have something very exciting going on right now. Keep doing events and putting out music consistently. Check these fools on soundcloud (T.H.E. Honoroll)

  8. It’s cool to see these guys do there thing. They know what they are doing and you can tell they work hard by what they put out! Keep it up

  9. These guys can absolutely spit, there is an awesome cohesion between all of them! They have a unique style but can also make a mainstream banger! They can cover just about any facet of music, but their unique style and passion for music is what separates them from other artists. They truly do mix in a little bit of everything with their music, and it’s not the same ole song everytime. I look forward to seeing their careers grow and I will undoubtedly be looking for ALL their music in the future. These guys have talent and a real gift! This is an awesome article! It’s nice seeing all the hard work pay off for them! Go check em out! #T.H.E. HONOROLL

  10. Every individual has grown exponentially since they started putting music out. It’s been quite incredible to see how the hard work and long hours that they’ve put in has turned into them making quality music. should be fun to see where this journey takes y’all

  11. Hell yeah, you guys have come a long way in no time and continue to impress. Great lyrics and flows with diversity. Very unique. Not to mention the dope beats you’ve been dropping lately

  12. These guys are dope!!! Been awesome being able to listen to them from day one til now. They’ve come a long way and are killing it and love it! I used to spit mad beats with my boy Mr. Adams back in the day. Love watching him do what he loves! Keep doing what your doing T.H.E. HONOROLL!!

  13. these guys are putting out some serious tunage. Some of the most unique music I have heard. It is a privilege and Honor to work with these fellas and I hope they never stop. Much love for all these boys. Please don’t stop the music!

  14. Everyone has talent and everyone has a dream. Figuring out what it is is one thing, honing your skills is another. But taking initiative to make something of it is what sets one apart from the rest, which is what you boys are doing. Keep up the good work!

  15. I have known Ryan for a long time. I not only know how hard of a worker he his, but his unique ability to surround himself with quality people. These guys are obviously jumping through hoops, and I think that can be easily seen with their hard work and dedication. Dreams take work, making it takes brains, and it starts with a young group both talented and smart. I think these guys have what it takes.
    keep going and good luck to you guys!

    Dylln

  16. Awesome to see a group of guys come together from diverse backgrounds and work toward a common goal. Shoutout to my boy Rhino, keep chasing after your dream and continue your passion for music no matter what!

  17. These guys melted my face off, great performance great show, great people and they are only getting better everytime i hear them or see them play, cant wait for next gig/songs! Who cares about the other guys i wanna see T.H.E. HONORROLL!

  18. These guys are working on some big things! Shout out ryno love that you’re chasing your dream my man. Keep working hard and keep up the good work!

  19. Love the effort and passion you hear in the music T.H.E. HONOROLL is putting out right now. Easy to find something on their soundcloud page to relate to the mood I’m in! Go hard in the paint boys!

    @ldkozel

  20. Awesome seeing a group of guys from the midwest do something out of the ordinary!! Keep dreamin and don’t let anyone stop you from getting there!!

  21. You guys are dope. Whenever I need a little boost of inspiration I look at how you guys are doing what you love, BECAUSE you love it, no gimmicks. Keep up the hard work boys! Cant wait to hear more 😀

  22. Shout out everyone who has taken time out of their day to scribble some words of encouragement and letting us know how our music helps ya’ll. Much love
    J

    • Absolutely! Dreams are nothing more than fallacies of what we wish our lives were, we don’t have dreams, we have goals, expectations, and drive that is unsurpassed!

    • Thanks, but hope isn’t really in my vocabulary. We have goals, not dreams. Dreams are conjured figments of our sub conscious, goals are meant to be exceeded.

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