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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Ithaca chapter.

Right before spring break I had the chance to sit down with our Campus Celebrity, The Rapper: H (aka Harry Ehrlich), and found out a little bit about IC’s very own rapper.

So tell me a little bit about yourself.

I’m a junior TVR major in the Park school and I go by The Rapper: H on stage. I’m 21, grew up in Sharon, MA and a couple summers ago I moved into downtown Boston.

How did you know you wanted to rap and how did you get started?

 I first started rapping during my freshman year of college when I met a kid by the name of Russell Williams. Russell was a freestyle rapper, meaning anybody could beatbox and he could come up with rhymes off the top of his head to rap over the beat. I had tried my hand at freestyling back in high school with some mixed results, but once we started hanging out, I got to be better at freestyling, which eventually translated to me writing songs. Once I wrote a couple and recorded them on my laptop’s GrageBand Application, I knew that I wanted to record them in better quality with an actual sound production engineer.

 Who are your biggest influences?

As far as musically, my influences vary across the entire rap spectrum. I grew up listening to a lot of Eminem and 50 Cent. By the time I was in high school I started listening to a wide variety of rappers including Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Nas, Ludacris, and Lil Wayne. But when I got to college I really started to listen to a lot of Mac Miller, and in that, I saw that perhaps there was a potential market for white rappers. Mac really hit it big during my freshman year and the entire country took note because of online music blogs and YouTube. Once I started getting into the music blogs I was finding tons of new songs and artists every week. My influences are changing every day. There can be a single song that really sparks some ideas and concepts about a future project, so I try to keep my ears and eyes open to new influences all the time.

What cans fan expect for the future (near/far)?

Dynamic Inkline. As part of their web series “Louder Than Words”, we recorded a track and recorded a video for it that is now on YouTube.

I have been working on material for several months; however, I haven’t been able to record my music and therefore don’t know when exactly the next project will be coming out. However, I want to try and release it before the end of 2013, so I’m giving myself some time.

Check out The Rapper: H’s music and stay updated on upcoming appearances:





Lindsay is an Integrated Marketing Communications major at Ithaca College. She has a passion for public relations and hopes to launch her career in fashion PR. Lindsay's favorite place to be is on the beach. Retail therapy is the answer to any problem.
Hi HC readers!! My name is Carly and I am the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Ithaca College. I am currently majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and minoring in Communication Management and Design and the Honors Program.  When I am not focusing on my studies or Her Campus, I enjoy singing, shopping, and watching reality television shows. I love writing and I am glad I am able to express my thoughts through Her Campus Ithaca. If you go to Ithaca and would love to get involved in writing for or promoting HCIC, send me an email at carlyschneer@hercampus.com. Keep Calm and Read On!