Independent Hip Hop artist Heavy Weight Hank (CML Lavish D) hails out of south Sacramento and he’s part of a new movement through Bank’dupEnt to shake up the game and stay ahead during this crazy time for the music industry. Freestyling as a kid is what introduced Donald Darnell Oliver aka Heavy Weight Hank to the possibility of being a musician. He always played sports as a kid; with dreams of being in the NFL, he hadn’t thought about the possibility of venturing into the world of music until he felt like music was helping him more so than sports was.
One of the most highlightable moments of Heavy Weight’s career was when BIRDMAN of Cash Money Records reached out to him about his music. Giving him a travel pass to Beverly Hills to meet with the label, Heavy Weight’s music was then admired by some of the most influential figures in the industry. Always true to his own sound, Heavy Weight stays inspired by artists like Boosie Badazz, Ice Cube, DMX and Fat Joe. He feels compelled to introduce modern vibes to real rap music.
What differentiates Heavy Weight Hank from other rappers is that he raps about personal experiences and his own path. Staying authentic and true to himself is of the utmost importance as he positions himself to eventually employ family and friends. He plans to learn the business from A-Z with the goal of owning his own distribution company or label some day so that he can help other artists get to the next level. Building his own empire, Heavy Weight Hank tells us that fans can anticipate new music coming out soon.
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