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About Dreadrock - Chicago Rapper Dreadrock


James Samuels (born May 21, 1995), better known by his stage name Dreadrock, is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer. 

Born and raised on the westside of Chicago, Dreadrock first started his musical career in 2011 recording himself off the iPhone, as an outlet to voice his emotions, overcoming emotional trauma from the streets.

However, everything contributed to his growing love for music, thus bringing the trials and tribulations from his life to the paper and the stage. Dreadrock’s debut album was Rocket Power in 2017 and subsequently, he has gone on to release Got Back in 2018 and many singles.

Ensuing, on April 22, 2019, he founded in Chicago the label Swervnation, a hip hop record label ready to help new rappers to have a voice and outlet, since then Dreadrock launched two new albums, Swervinglanes2 in January 2020, and BornBroke2 in June 2020. Between the production of one album and another, Dreadrock keeps an intense production of new songs. 

Thus, in late 2016, he launched the mixtape Swervinglanes, and in 2018 released the EP BornBroke, with the acclaimed single Flute. 

Rocket Power 2 is the new album released by Dreadrock, dropped on December 4, 2020, he works with 10 songs. The album is a follow-on of the debut album ‘RocketPower’ launched in 2017. It’s available for digital download.