Artist To Watch: Seddy Hendrinx
Artist: Seddy Hendrinx
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Exercising sharp lyricism in each verse and raw emotion in every hook, Seddy Hendrinx is the golden child of the South’s new wave of rap artists. The Jacksonville, Florida native has steadily risen up on the charts through a series of relatable tales and jams. Today, Seddy is trailblazing his own path, globally recognized for records like “LOWKEY” and “Hands Down” as well as dozens of others. He now joins ranks with the likes of Jack Harlow and Lil Uzi Vert atop of Generation Now and his very own label, Florida Boy Entertainment.
Born and raised in the Sunshine State, Seddy Hendrinx fell in love with artists like Tupac, Lauryn Hill, André 3000, DMX, and several others. “Growing up in Florida was filled with trials and tribulations, I made the best of them. Just sticking and moving with what I got going up, making the best out of every situation,” he states. Despite that, Seddy didn’t begin taking music seriously until after the tragic loss of his best friend Johnell in 2016. Gunned down at a party, Hendrinx sought to keep his name alive in the best way he knew possible: music. “It’s been uphill, I been keeping up with it. I found a passion for it. It’s crazy how figure it out, but I’ve been going forward with it,” Seddy shares.
The first record Seddy put out was an unofficial remix of Bryson Tiller’s “Remember,” which made vial waves on SoundCloud. 2017 saw the release of his The Roots mixtape and the next year, Death B4 Dishonor: Loyalty Over Everything. It wasn’t until 2019 when Seddy gained national attention upon the release of his smash hit “LOWKEY,” which currently sits at 10M YouTube views and even more across streaming platforms.
The record served as the perfect predecessor to Roots II. The 13-song effort contained a pair of features from OMB Peezy and Lil Poppa. It also ultimately led to him signing to DJ Drama’s GenerationNow/Atlantic Records. Seddy Hendrix reminisces, “Working on Roots 2, it was go big or go home. That was the tape where I had to show Drama and Atlantic like yeah, this is me. That music I made was in two days and he signed me off that, I made Roots 2 in like 48 hours.”
Continuing his successful run, 2020 saw the rap phenom featured on Future-curated album 1800 Seconds Vol. 2 alongside Shaun Sloan, Herion Young, and others. Capitalizing off the moment, Seddy released B.H.D. (Black Hearted Demon) earlier that year. It included an OMB Peezy collaboration and “Pimpin Wit Nip,” an introspective tribute to Nipsey Hussle.
Towards the tail end of 2020, Seddy Hendrinx released his newest project Sayless. With praise from nearly everywhere, the project contains some of the Florida rapper’s best work to date. “All the songs, I had done before the pandemic except for two of them which was with Herbo and Gunna,” he shares. The 7-track offering boasts features and production from G Herbo, Gunna, JetsonMade, and Jack Harlow to name a few.
When asked about his favorite song off the project, Seddy Hendrinx hesitated a bit. With a project comprised of nothing but surefire bangers, it’s hard to pick just one. He later added, “‘Jack W’ and ‘Sunshine,’ but then that Herb track goes hard and then there’s ’45.’ That’s a hard one bro, I put that tape out just because I knew people were going to ask me that question. It’s a hard one because it’s too many raw songs.”
“After all my videos are out, I’ma run it to the ground a little more and I’ma start releasing singles that I know I’m not going to put on my tapes. Then I’m going to drop the tape,” he tells us.
More recently, we saw the tragic loss of an up-and-coming rap legend, 18Veno, who was really close to Seddy. “RIP Veno, man. Lil bro was coming to my shows. My last show I had, he was there; it didn’t go how I wanted but he still rocked out with me,” Seddy states. The late South Carolina rapper had a major impact on those around him as well as many hip-hop fans alike. “I was just in the studio with lil bro having conversations. That was really lil bro, I took him in how Jetson took me.”
Speaking on his relationship with multi-Platinum producer Jetson, Seddy Hendrinx tells us, “It’s like working with a long-lost friend, a brother you never knew you had. Every time we link up, we go crazy” He further adds, “It’s like that with the whole Spaceboys camp. With Chi, Neeko, 1st Class, RIP Veno, PG, all of them.”
Amongst various unreleased collaborations and goals, we asked the Florida rapper if he had any artists he would love to have on a song of his down the line. “I want to buy one of Tupac verses and put them on a song,” he says speaking on dream collaborations. Down the line, he mentions the likes of André 3000, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu. Seddy emphasizes, “If I get them three, I’m fine. And Drake.”
In regard to how Seddy Hendrinx wants to be remembered in the forthcoming years, he’s creating a legacy for himself. “That boy Sed was humble, soulful street nigga. Jit was raw too. On the mic, that boy was a beat and he stayed clean. He left a huge legacy for other people to branch out and do their thing,” he states. Closing out the interview, he adds, “I just want to help people to be honest. As cliché as that sounds, I want to help people do what I love doing.”
Overall, 2021 is shaping up to be one of Seddy Hendrinx’s most monumental thus far. He’s breaking musical boundaries and pioneering his own sound in the South. There’s no doubt that the Florida rap star will skyrocket into viral triumph many times again and thus, he’s an artist to keep an eye out for all year long.
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