ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue76

Hip Hop Musician "HENDO" talks Shows, Mixtapes, & Life growing up in Tacoma, WA in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

"I wanna start a big brother program for the youth. A lot of kids have talents and big dreams just don't have the right guidance to prevent them from falling victim to the streets." - Hendo

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Hendo! What's good wit it. Glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How you been? 
Hendo: I've been good bro just grinding knocking out these shows and mixtapes. Appreciate you for having me on here bro foreal it's a blessing i'm rocking with the movement.

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself? 
Hendo: I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA youngest outta 3 siblings. I've lived all over Tacoma tried playing football in high school that didn't work out. I always wanted to do stand up comedy since I'm always cracking jokes once I get my feet in the music business I definitely gonna try that out one of my first dreams.

Mistah Wilson: How was it growing up in Tacoma, WA? 
Hendo: It was rough pops wasn't around Mom's had to raise all 4 of us on her own. She was working graveyard at the time she wasn't really around my siblings help raised me while mom's was providing. They had they own life to live so I kinda fell victim to the streets looking for a male role model since pops was in and out of jail.

Mistah Wilson: What led you to start rapping? 
Hendo: When I was a kid my sis would have me rap E-40, Luni Coleone for her and her friends from there I just grew up freestyling to beats nothing serious. During high school my bro Nicko aka John dough was rapping doing his thang. Then my bro Judah started rapping they started
doing songs and mixtapes together creating a buzz I was running the streets at the time wasn't really on rapping and making music. I ended up getting shot 5 times a year after high school and all the shit I been threw and seen I decided I had a story to tell a lot of people don't live after being shot that many times so I got in the booth with Judah and rest is history.

Mistah Wilson: What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works? 
Hendo: I'm working on both sides of the flag part 2 right now with Judah and 400Dt. Shout out my bros TT and Murda they 400Dreamteam. Me and Judah We L.O.L loyaltyoverloot we got a mixtape of our own on the way should be ready by Christmas so stay tuned for that. We just dropped a video on YouTube "Bout a Bag" Mac Judah ft Hendo go check that video out its doing numbers.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some artists you've worked with and would like to work with? 
Hendo: I've working with Judah, Tt400, Murda400 ,Menace4DaGuap, Young Stunt, Meecho, Ferrari French those is all Tacoma rapper's. I've worked with Ysic from Seattle shout out bro he's popping out that way. Also got a song with Lil Trev from Sacramento finna drop real soon be on the lookout for that. I'm willing to work with anybody from my section Tacoma has a lot of talent.

Mistah Wilson: You been rocking any shows lately? If so, where? If not, where would you like to perform? 
Hendo: Yah I just for back from ATL in October had a show out there I fuck with ATL crazy culture shock. I got a show on the 30th at lady lucks in parkland. Also Got a show opening up for Lebowski on December 8th at the Le Voyeur in Olympia, WA. Just doing as many shows as I can need all the exposure and it's helping me perfect my craft and how I perform on stage. Everybody come out to the shows support your local artist when I make it we all make it.

Mistah Wilson: What do you plan on accomplishing thru your music? 
Hendo: My goal is to be able to take care of my family and give my mom the world she deserves it all. I wanna give back to the communities. I wanna start a big brother program for the youth a lot of kids have talents and big dreams just don't have the right guidance to prevent them from falling victim to the streets.

Mistah Wilson: Where can people check your music out online? 
Hendo: YouTube page is Mac L.O.L go subscribe and check us out we got hella videos and music. We on SoundCloud also Judah253 finna be on iTunes and all the other major platforms but for now check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud.

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Hendo! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! It's been great. Got any shout outs? Drop em .. 
Hendo: Thanks for having me again bro y'all go check out ThaWilsonBlock Magazine they putting on. Shout my sis/manger Yvonne for getting my head in the game shout out my bro Judah he also mix and masters our music he does it all he's more then just a rapper. Shout out my team L.O.L my bros 400Dt, Shout out Patt FYETHEMOBB, My guy Brain I.N.K productions, BeatsxBeers Im rocking with the movement shout out the whole Tacoma keep working the spot light is coming shout out all my fans and supports the fan base is starting to do numbers I appreciate all the love and support.

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