Rappers to Watch From Every State in 2017 – HI

Who: Tassho Pearce


Age: To old to utilize soundcloud

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Recent Projects: G.O.O.D. Company (2016)

Songs to Check Out:


Coming back into the game recently with his drop of G.O.O.D. Company about 2 years later than expected, Tassho Pearce is making sure people know he’s not ready to quit just yet. Naming his last album after his time spent in Hawaii with some members of G.O.O.D. Music – probably a good connection for the Cudi verse since the song was made right around the time Cudi left G.O.O.D. – Tassho has been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in hip hop.


With simpler lyrics over pretty cool production, Tassho is accessible and follows an easy formula that makes sense as to why he’s the first artist to make moves from the islands. You won’t be blown away positively from his lyrics, but he exudes enough confidence and swagger than it can be ignored a lot of times. Production and hooks are definitely the stronger parts of Tassho’s music, and he’ll need to continue to work on his writing before he can carry a song like “Satellites” where he’s working with a very well known entity. Otherwise, his music is a look into his life growing up in Hawaii, and he’s proud of the culture he grew up in.

I’ll be honest with you guys, I’m not huge on Tassho, and I attribute that to the fact that I can’t get past the man’s lyrics and how he’ll casually cram too many syllables into a verse sometimes. If you can look past the lyrics, the dude’s production is great and the overall sound is pretty solid too. Since he did miss his release target by almost 2 years, Tassho has sort of fallen out of the spotlight. However, he opened up his album with a shoutout from Kanye, and if he can reconnect with all the people he networked with back in the day, I think Tassho can make himself a more familiar name in the states.


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