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Fresh Out: Meet Florida Rapper Lewy

“I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.” –Lewy

Lewy—a senior at UFC with a major in pre-med—has recently taken to rapping; “If rapping does not work out for me, I will continue to pursue being a surgeon.” The young rapper stood out because he didn’t come off as less than a month fresh; in actually, his high-quality videos put him ahead of many of the submissions we get around here.

We decided to give young Lewy some shine—peep the quick Q&A below, and of you’re feeling him, mash on the share button.

You’re new to the game, right?

Yeah, I started rapping a few weeks ago; because I was tired of being broke and that’s where the money is at.

Where are you from?

My hometown is Orlando, Florida and I love my city to death.

So, tell me about your music.

The type of music I make is the type that people can vibe to and blast in their car. I would say that I am versatile, as I have club bangers, trap music, freestyles, and emotional songs.

What made you want to rap?

I’ve always had a passion for music—ever since I could remember. I never really thought I enjoyed it to an extent where I thought I would be making it, though. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago when I started writing music and getting feedback from my fans that I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.

Who or what are your major influences?

I think the only influence that I have is seeing people play [my] music and enjoy it.

What have you dropped so far?

I have released four songs so far: “Bout It, No Fake Friends, It’s Okay,” and “Bust It Open.” I am currently working on a track with Drebo [“Squeezed Up” was his biggest hit], a Palm Beach native, that will be released towards the end of this month. Also, I am working on my debut mixtape: Panties, Bologna, and Cheese: Part 1. [*laughs] I came up with the title randomly, I swear; but, it will be released in January.

What are your goals? What are younhooing to achieve?

Having only just started rapping, I think it’s amazing that people like my music and not to mention my music videos—shout out to my cameraman Brian Mafuz (YMDMP). Overall, my goals in the industry are just to be able to make a living off rapping and being able to live comfortable. That includes taking care of my family and my friends.

Where do you go from here?

The next step for me is just to get my name out in the industry as much as possible—and as fast as possible. Once I blow up, everything will be easy from there in my opinion.

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Riley here — father, artist, videographer, professional writer and SERIOUS hip-hop head. I'm a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, and I think everything is better on vinyl. Add me on Twitter! @specialdesigns