During his freshman year at Vanderbilt, Lackhoney forwent the college party scene and spent his weekends in the campus recording studio, often walking back to his dorm at the same time others were going for morning jogs.
Over the next three years, Lackhoney built out a team of musicians that comprise his band, The Hive. The Hive is made up of musicians Emmet Haden, Ben Pleasant, Noah Luna, Charlie Hackemer, and Knowledge Brown.
Along with building a team, Lackhoney soon saw a need for self-sufficiency in his own music, which led him to hone the skills of mixing, mastering, recording, and sound engineering the entirety of his current catalog, along with production assistance from The Hive.
The hard work paid off. Taking a cue from artists like Russ, Lackhoney released a stream of singles like “Rhapsodize,” “Bruce Lee,” and “Is That Love,” building a passionate following on campus and around Nashville.
A clever lyricist and charismatic vocalist, Lackhoney is carving out a unique place in hip hop by embracing his own reality, from dealing with the racial prejudice he experiences as a Muslim to the everyday ups and downs of life as a student. He details his truths in upcoming projects throughout 2020.