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 thoughts on “IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – T.H.E. HONOROLL – SIOUX FALLS' HOTTEST STARS!”

  1. Maria says:

    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!

    1. J Howe says:

      Appreciate the input! We’ve been working on some bangers lately that will be dropping soon!!

  2. Barron says:

    Dig the article! Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for the future.

    1. J Howe says:

      Thanks young buck

  3. Bryan says:

    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!

    1. J Howe says:

      Bryan, I don’t know who are but damn I like your thinking!! Preach on!

  4. Naomi Adams says:

    GREAT article written by and about some VERY TALENTED young men!!! Can’t wait to see where this journey takes them!!!

  5. Naomi Adams says:

    GREAT article written about some VERY TALENTED young men!!! Can’t wait to see where this musical journey will take them!!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks momma! Love you!

  6. Lea says:

    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!

    1. J Howe says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks!

      1. Ryno says:

        I do concur, much obliged.

  7. Chance says:

    Yo!! These dudes are dope!! S/O my boy Ryan aka rhino doing big things man! Your music is taking off proud of you bro!

  8. Love these guys! Dope material and full of substance! A definite fan.

    1. J Howe says:

      100. Everyone should go and check out Pope Adrian Bless aka The Owl God on facebook and soundcloud, great artist from Indiana

  9. Shad says:

    I can’t wait to hear some new music from the honoroll factory. Keep pouring it out gents, they love it.
    Chin Up

    1. J Howe says:

      Shout out Q Productions!

  10. Justin Melton says:

    Keep doin your thing fellas! I hear a new kick everytime I listen! You’re my boy Mr Adams!

  11. DTG Production says:

    You guys are heading to the top.

  12. Ryno says:

    Ehh thanks all for the love!

  13. Chase Morrow says:

    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!

  14. aCheeve says:

    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!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Yooo guys thanks for the love! Just trying to entice through every aspect of music we can, much love.

  15. Joe says:

    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!

  16. Jared says:

    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)

  17. Ryno says:

    Thanks Joe and Jared for the love, without you pushing us idk if we’d be in this position! Much love .
    #chinup

  18. Benny says:

    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

  19. J Howe says:

    Appreciate all the comments! But where is the criticism? No ideas are brushed off

  20. Daniel Hancock says:

    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

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks Daniel! My dude!

  21. Jacob Flanigan says:

    My boys know how to get down. So whens the next show?? Lets go

    1. Ryno says:

      Whenever your ready to get down we will play beautiful music for you Yacobi.

  22. Big Daddy says:

    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

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my man. Your input means a lot!

  23. Gocoolovethisband! says:

    Just started listening to this local band and am very impressed! Can’t wait to see em live!

    1. Ryno says:

      Absolutely! Thanks duder!

  24. Bo Bear says:

    Str8 Fire!!!

  25. Ryno says:

    Thanks for all the love guys and gals! Feeling loved and blessed.

  26. SD says:

    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

    1. Ryno says:

      Thank you very much SD! Glad we can entice you on a daily basis.

  27. Heck aka the Lazy Hazy says:

    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!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Haha! Thanks SD and Heck! Go cure brain cancer now Adam!

  28. Austin says:

    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!

    1. Ryno says:

      Mamaseymamasah ma makusah (or something) thanks Austin!

  29. Rika says:

    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!

  30. Ryno says:

    Thank you very much Rika for the love and support!!

  31. Dylln says:

    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

    1. Ryno says:

      Eh! Thanks my dude! Hope all is well.

  32. Garrett s says:

    Sweet write up guys! Glad to see you guys are making steps forward, keep up that bars!

    1. Ryno says:

      The bar and our bars are set high man!

  33. DOCO says:

    My dudes out in SD eating! Let’s get it Squad!! Proud of y’all!

  34. Korben Leegaard says:

    Happy for these guys not only because there living there dreams out but because they are such great guys

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks man. Much love!

  35. J Tid says:

    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!

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love Tiddy-Boi!

  36. Michael says:

    These guys are for real! They work hard for their music and deserve some respect!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love man.

  37. J Howe says:

    Appreciate all the support… 1hunna

  38. Dylan says:

    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!

    1. Ryno says:

      I cried when I read this one.

  39. Yohanes belay says:

    ayyyyy this is the cut! Put onnnn

  40. D landis says:

    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!

    1. Ryno says:

      Dylan- thanks my man glad it’s been memorable so far.
      Yo- my dude.
      Landis- thanks my man! Hope my little homie is killin it.

  41. Brock ackerman says:

    Congrats on all the success so far guys, keep the focus and you can do great things.

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks Brock! Just trying to keep our drive going man. Much love.

  42. Lane K says:

    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

    1. Ryno says:

      Mah dude!!!

  43. Hayden says:

    Love the article they definitely are going to make waves

    1. Ryno says:

      Thank you Hayden, much love!

  44. sam says:

    Comment
    lovely… impressive
    you guys rock

    1. Ryno says:

      Just trying to entice Sam! Thank You much.

  45. Quest says:

    These guys are set to blow up!

  46. J says:

    100!! Everyone who has commented, keep it real. Criticism and suggestions are welcome!

  47. Kyle says:

    Dig It man. Will def check them out .. #IndieSupportsIndie

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my dude, keep grinding and pushing forward.

  48. deon murphy says:

    Very cool article.
    I took the time out and read it all and enjoyed it.

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks Deon, be on the lookout for our new music coming soon!

  49. Ryno says:

    New Instagram page is THEhonoroll! Go follow for a follow back #chinup

  50. Jami says:

    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!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love Jami!

  51. Earv says:

    Hella good article. You dudes are diverse and that’s what makes you unique. Keep up the hard work!

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks Earv, we have some new material coming out soon to induce eargasms!

  52. West west baby cool tunes

    1. Ryno says:

      Midwest to the west coast, much love!

  53. Drue says:

    Hot guys and even hotter music!

    1. Ryno says:

      Really hopin Drue’s a female.

  54. Ron M says:

    Great article for an awesome group of people! Keep kill’n it!

  55. Ryno says:

    Much love Ron.

  56. Chase says:

    Shout out to some dope dudes out the midwest

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my man, much love.

  57. Carlos says:

    Just seen this on quest’s page y’all gone be big bros

    1. Ryno says:

      Ehhh much love.

  58. kenzelwashkington says:

    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 😀

    1. Ryno says:

      (Not to be biased) but best comment so far Kenzel!

  59. Anonymous says:

    HV$H for president

    1. Ryno says:

      ?- anonymous

  60. J says:

    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

  61. Marcelo says:

    Good jod!
    Best of luck to you guys!
    Gaucho love!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Obrigado Bola!

  62. JaimieTisdel says:

    Nice

  63. Portia says:

    So cool to see people reppin from the Dakotas!

    1. Ryno says:

      Absolutely! Trying to put it em on the map!

  64. jaymotive says:

    great post keep em coming

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my man, much love from us to you.

  65. Jimmy Lopez says:

    you guys are hella dope, imma let the city know!

    1. Ryno says:

      Shout it out jimmy!

  66. John Sully says:

    Came from the 4thegrind blast!! Dope article

    1. Ryno says:

      Thank you much! Dope site we love it!

  67. Dawn Sanders says:

    Good luck on you guys journey:)

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks for the kind words, much ?

  68. Jason says:

    This was a dope read

    1. Ryno says:

      You’re a dope dude (probably)

  69. Carla says:

    Honoroll it is!!! Haha keep up the work!

  70. Anonymous says:

    Great article! Looking forward to more music from you guys.

    1. Ryno says:

      Yes! Thanks for the encouragement.

  71. Gigi says:

    Follow the dream!!!!!!!

    1. Ryno says:

      You mean expectations ?

  72. Anonymous says:

    Dtg production ?

    1. Ryno says:

      Young D. Da Great ??

  73. Greedy greed says:

    There shit is hott they need to be signed asap

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my man!

  74. Samuel says:

    These dudes need to be blown up America needs to hear there music

    1. Ryno says:

      Much obliged duder

  75. Gsnake says:

    Great flow great sound looking forward to buying albums

    1. Ryno says:

      Ehhhhh!!! Nice!

  76. Trap says:

    Honor roll is on a roll hott sound

    1. Ryno says:

      We be Rollin, they hatin! (Chamiliionaire voice)

  77. Rap dirty says:

    Yo rap dirty coming to y’all loud these boys are killing the game if u ain’t herd u need to

  78. Tony says:

    Watch these guys grow and can’t wait to see them thrive in the music industry

    1. Ryno says:

      ??it’s people like you that help us man! Keeps us motivated.

  79. Anthony says:

    Hard work and deication is what there about listen to there flow enjoy this shit right here

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love! Keeping our pencils sharpened and honing our lyrical prowess!

  80. Lil g rap says:

    When these guys blow up big y’all be wishing u stuck by there side for real help them grow there music needs to thrive

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my dude!

  81. Doesn't matter says:

    What matters is this music there music what matters is it need to be big for everyone to hear to feel

    1. Ryno says:

      I’ll take that as…. Idk, but thanks for the input!

  82. This bitch says:

    Not only is there music hott but there all hott as well something to listen to and look at

  83. Dream says:

    Dream big make it happen and that’s what these guys are doing amen to yall keep it up

    1. Ryno says:

      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!

  84. Makai militia says:

    Yo these guys make dope beats, dope ryhmes and dope shows, this band should be illegal! 🙂

    1. Ryno says:

      Call the fedz. ?

  85. Blumy says:

    Well i’ll bet if you think sodak rap you probably dont think to hard, honor roll duh!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Soon, very soon ☺️??

  86. Dude! says:

    Check out this friggin band!! They rock as well as rhyme its a mindfuck and its exactly what we need around here!!

    1. Ryno says:

      #rockhop

  87. greg says:

    Dope shit y’all!

    1. Ryno says:

      Thank you for the love!

  88. kevin says:

    INSPIRATIONAL!!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Aspiring to inspire!

  89. G Lo says:

    Good luck fam!

    1. Ryno says:

      Thanks my man.

  90. Destiny says:

    The one in the tank top in the picture is cute lol

    1. Ryno says:

      Haha you mean Hercules? He’s aight ?.

  91. Chris says:

    Good luck!

    1. Ryno says:

      Thank you for the support.

  92. Marie says:

    All the support in the world

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love!

  93. Nobody says:

    Just here to show love from 4thegrind!!! Good read too!

    1. Ryno says:

      Absolutely! Thanks for the support!

  94. Key says:

    Keep it up!

    1. Ryno says:

      We will, thanks for the encouragement.

  95. Josh says:

    But honestly good luck man!

    1. Ryno says:

      Won’t disappoint

  96. Marcus says:

    Love the grind! Keep it up

    1. Ryno says:

      Absolutely!

  97. Marcus says:

    Coming from the Quest soul blog! Good read man!

    1. Ryno says:

      Much love!

  98. J says:

    Fuck reading all that lol!

  99. Gdub says:

    Fucking with the movement

  100. Cam says:

    Didn’t read it but good luck!

    1. Ryno says:

      Haha regardless, you’d have liked it

  101. Chase says:

    Grinding!!!!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Every. Damn. Day.

  102. Chase says:

    Don’t focus on any negatives, just keep grinding till you get where y’all wanna be

    1. Ryno says:

      We will never be where we wanna be, that’s what keeps us going.

  103. james says:

    I see y’all! Keep it up.

    1. Ryno says:

      We will no doubt!

  104. Joe says:

    First group I’ve seen outta south dakota! Good luck on that

    1. Ryno says:

      Never stops.

  105. Luke says:

    197! Coming from the FATTRAK.com Dope movement sioux falls!!

    1. Ryno says:

      Eh thanks my man!

  106. hasarn says:

    Hope you guys make it!

    1. Ryno says:

      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.

  107. ahmad says:

    Checked the soundcloud! dope music!

    1. Ryno says:

      Ehhh! Glad you listened my man!

  108. Dro says:

    Mad love!

    1. Ryno says:

      To you as well!

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