Despite no musical background, Adrian Stresow taught himself how to produce when he was in eighth grade. Over the span of a few years he released music strictly to Soundcloud and garnered a strong local fanbase in his hometown Dallas. In 2017, he released his "At Least I Tried" mixtape, which reached #31 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts, and a few months later dropped "The Kid In His Room" which reached #15. Stresow's body of work is heavily influenced by the sounds of modern rap, however his self-produced songs such as "Can't Help It" and "Look Okay" showcase his versatility as an artist.
Christian Rapper or Rapper who is Christian?| Posted December 10, 2017
Overall, Adrian Stresow is a powerful artist. His flow is great, his beats are superb, and his singing is not bad. After three successful mixtapes, I was ready to really get into this artist. He seemed to have it all figured out and a great example of what it looks like to be a Christian.
Then 2017 hit.
Adrian then released "At Least I Tried" which featured many explicit tracks. There also seemed to be very little added to his lyrics except him bragging all the time. Barely did we hear Jesus, and it only felt like we were forced to listen to him brag about how great he was.
"Ok, he's only 19 give the kid a break. He's probably just out there discovering himself still."
That may be true, but after "The Kid in His Room" I became even more discouraged. This 7 track album only had 3 songs that were not explicit. Again, we were subjected to his bragging, although the beats were still superb and the flow on point.
This just brings all around again. Some weeks after releasing "The Kid in His Room", Arian left the somewhat Christian label he had been associated with "Benchwarmers".
Now he is on a new path ready to do whatever pleases him, and I am only left with a feeling of fear.
This Rapzilla freshman has seemed to walked away from God in his music and in his life. It scares me to think of what kids will do if they hear his music.
Until then, all we can do is pray for this underground talent.