Long beach California is home to hip-hop artist Guy Lewis, who is one of the industries newest game changers. While his hometown of Long Beach is well known for its sense of community support. Guy prides himself on his sense of self-reliance, calling himself quote “Self Made”. However, he doesn’t mean this in terms of not excepting help from loved ones but instead, because of the facts that he doesn’t take handouts from the music industry. Guy has certainly expressed this sense of self-reliance through the methodology around the release of his newest project entitled “Learn about yourself”. The debut and creative process were done entirely on his own void of features or the help of producers. Simply using a few beats he got from a friend and the push he gave himself, though even with this approach, the project has still made huge waves, bringing the name Guy Lewis to the forefront.
Guy believes that making music on his own is the best way for supporters to get to know who he is as an artist allowing them to see his grind rather than being overshadowed by other artist, their voices, and their sounds especially those that don’t fully compliment his flow. A flow he would consider a mix between the calm voices and tones of the West coast much like artists such as 2 Pac, Kendrick or Nipsey Hussle, paired with the heavier beats of the East coast displayed by artists such as Nas, Krs1 or 50 cent.
This flow is certainly on display on his first mixtape released in 2015 entitled Katabasistic Consciousness, on this tape Guy, effortlessly moves through his lyrics trying his hand at tones from both the East and the West flowing smoothly and strategically creating a unique sound. While attention from that project has allowed for him to perform at LA’s chain reaction stage along with a few other “house” shows, Guy makes a conscious effort to break through the underground making a much more mainstream name for himself. Overall Guy is certainly an artist to look out for this year, seeing as though he’s not only motivated by climbing the charts but by the need for stability for not only himself but his family saying quote “I do everything for the greater good and hope to receive the blessing in the in between”.