Tell us about yourself and your music
I am Hip-Hop! HelFre is just what I bring to music! Bringing the foundation of Hip-Hop back! Like in the beginning of the Hip-Hop culture, I tell a story wile rhyming. With cuss free lyrics that uplift and teach all that listen. I stay humbled understanding that everything I do, everything I am, will bleed through to my music. A poet that just happens to arrange syllables over any beat. I make music for all who struggle in their day to day lives. Giving people a melody that sends sparks to the heart and soul. Destroying the feeling of desolation and despair. Wile flowing over beats that will get you moving. Put me in the atmosphere and I shall return uplifting all. With my unique style and approach, I am your escape from all of that basic. I love all genre of music which reflects on my style. So upon first listen to what I create! You will understand why I am Hip-hop and how I stay Helfre!
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest upcoming music to release is called “Undeniable Me”. This is my theme song! It talks about my views of the world around me. How I have to not let the crazy world around me suck me in. Being undeniable is just being and living the path that you are created for. Understanding that you are in control of your own destiny. So only if you know and understand that if you wake up each day. Your purpose is still not accomplished! You are undeniable and only through the path of righteousness and self-love shall you be exalted. Be Undeniable everyday!
What inspired you to write this release?
Like all my music I create it comes from my heart and soul. Either a conversation I had or something I seen or experienced. Reading facts about the world and universe around us, for inspiration comes in many forms you must be ready to receive it.
Any plans to release a video?
I am currently working on a video for another upcoming release “Sucka Fre”. After I get through the editing process of that “Undeniable Me” is next. I shoot and edit my own videos with help from a few friends. So that I can focus and use money toward promotion, merchandising, and brand building.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes I plan on going on the road. I had to take a step back and get the business side of things done. Also get my 18 track album finished, and multiple features done. I have done live shows in my surrounding area but to grow my brand I must travel more.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I wake up and understand these facts! 95% of all who try don’t make it and the 5% that does less than half make a career out of it. I have everything in life I need to be happy. No amount of fame, money, or anything could make me a greater man than I am today. I enjoy making music, so I am using this and investing on myself. To open a platform for others to be succesful themselves. This is only a means for a greater goal, owning a manufacturing plant, building a franchise. Creating jobs for cities and neighborhoods so people can enjoy this short life we have.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Everything new and old! The world around me! Mostly to myself being honest about my strength and weakness so I can evolve each day.
Tell us about your passions
It’s great to be alive! I am so thankful to be here! To have a chance to spread positive energy to anyone I come into contact with. My passion is living! It is so very hard at times to make it through the day. So why not celebrate everyday you here. Watching your life like a movie, knowing the details like novel. Anything can happen at any minute so if you make it to another day. You are very blessed!
What else is happening next in your world?
New music, learning, growing, understanding, many things. I have 3 singles getting ready to release “Undeniable Me”, “Sucka Fre”, and “Remedy”. Finishing up on a 18 track cuss free album “The Humbling”. Completing features for other artist songs, also I have a few live show coming up. Writing on my second 18 track album “Periodic Table” which is half way written. More free music, contest, promoting, and having fun doing it. As long as I am breathing I will not stop reaching for more. Not for personal gain, for personal growth. The world is filled with infinite knowledge soak it in, and live the best you can. We only have one life to live!
Thanks for an awesome interview, Herschel!
Connect with HelFre (pronounced hell-free)
- Profile: https://www.artistpr.com/members/herschel-french
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealHelFre
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Real_HelFre
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcBA6p_f7h6XUu4LuYfdDng
- Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/helfreakaherc
- Website: https://fowhat.wixsite.com/hel-fre