Saturday, November 13, 2010
Erk Tha Jerk - Right Here (Video)
If you take equal parts Kid Cudi & Drake, mixed with a healthy portion of Bay Area swagger & a pinch of Auto-Tune, you'd end up with Richmond, CA's "Hood Nerd", rapper/producer/songwriter, Erk Tha Jerk. A veteran on the Bay Area rap scene, Erk has been grinding it out on the independent level for the past 10 years, producing and penning verses for local artists like Too $hort & San Quinn, all the way building a loyal following with a melodic mix of Hip-Hop & R&B that's fresh & unforced. He scored his first hit single earlier this year with the raunchy radio smash, "Right Here", which became the most played song on Bay Area radio station, 106 KMEL & even made it's way on to Billboard Magazine's Hot 100.
A multi-talented artist, Erk manages to bare his soul and reveal his every day, every man struggle without being overly emo & off putting. Fatherhood, divorce & unfulfilled aspirations are typical topics, plus, as evidenced by this single, the guy knows how to make joints for the ladies as well. He may not look like your typical MC, but dude has his chops & the music is undeniable.
Erk Tha Jerk's debut album, Nerd's Eye View (Red Planet Music Group/SMC Recordings) is available on Amazon & iTunes right now but if you need more proof that dude has the goods, you can download his free pre-album EP, The Prelude right here and get familiar.