Creating the Soundtracks for Life

Soul Hop artist Nate “Drizz” Johnson joins SoundThought Recordings

Detroit, Michigan – September 13, 2012 – SoundThought Recordings (STR) expands its artist roster with the addition of Detroiter Nate “Drizz” Johnson.

Growing up, Driz didn’t have to go far to find musical influences because there were plenty in his own family. He is related to members of the high-energy Detroit band Hot Sauce. In addition to his family, Driz claims his influences to be Lauren Hill, Floetry, Common, and gospel artist Kirk Franklin.

A former member of the group Native Immigrant, Drizz took his career solo when the group disbanded after a few years together.   He began to create a more  conscience style of spoken word in the way of singing and rap unlike any other, fusing auto-tuned singing, spoken word, and mellow music to give a soulful spin on hip hop that he refers to as “Soul Hop.” His aim is to offer up music that is relatable to everyday people, with everyday problems.

“I am more creative then I’ve ever been, and I feel like signing with SoundThought is iron sharping iron,” says Drizz. “I believe it will allow me to touch the world with my music.”

His upcoming project, Soulful Rain, will be released on STR in the near future.

“Signing Drizz to the label adds a degree of musical diversity that is a great compliment to what we’re doing,” says Inohs Sivad, SoundThought Recordings producer and president. “I’m confident that Driz’s work ethic, drive and talent will produce a fruitful and harmonious working relationship.”

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