You’re never far enough
Every person has a story. No matter who they are or where they come from, everyone carries a set of personal experiences that ultimately help shape their identity and how they relate to the world. This is especially true of rapper, writer, and producer WHATUPRG. Born and raised in north central, GA, the multi-hyphenate artist is the son of Mexican immigrant parents. At the age of 7, he was introduced to Reggaeton music and he soon became enamored with artists like Funky & Manny Montes; charismatic figures that would inspire WHATUPRG to hone his craft and carve out his own voice. It wasn’t long before he was making original songs, performing live, and creating a buzz around Gwinnett County.
In 2018, WHATUPRG is ready to share his story with the world. It’s no secret that we live in a time when Latino-Americans, and Mexicans in particular, are being highly scrutinized. Through his music and growing platform, WHATUPRG has positioned himself to challenge perceptions and help motivate change. “GLOW”—a track produced to introduce himself to the world—is a bounce-heavy song that’s begging to be performed live. Over a dizzying piano loop WHATUPRG confesses, “If anybody asks I just say I’m doing great/Show you everything I got, just to hide what I ain’t.” This kind of resolution shows wisdom beyond his years.
Music fans looking for something invigorating will be glad to know that WHATUPRG is here and that he has a story to tell. It’s time to make room.