Put this kid down on ‘Artist to Watch in 2015’
Hailing from Staten Island, New York is up-and-coming hip-hop producer and artist Billy Ivan with his latest single “Asking”.
Featured on his upcoming mixtape The Compilation Tape, “Asking” draws inspiration from hip-hop legends of past, featuring an old-school hip-hop sound and flow reminiscent of hip-hops glory days. As much a story as it is a musical piece, “Asking” delves into the past of Billy Ivan, detailing his life and the challenges he faced growing up. Not only is this track an excellent display of musical talent, but it also portrays the growth of Billy Ivan both as an artist and a young man.
With his mixtape due out in 2015 and a lineup of live performances set, “Asking” is jus the tip of the iceberg of what is to come from Billy Ivan. We are excited to see what 2015 will have in store for us and we will be keeping a close eye on Billy Ivan.
In the meantime, head on over to Billy Ivan’s SoundCloud page for more great music.