Who is “Epic Drip”?
Epic Drip (Epic) is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, but also spent some years living in Germany and Texas.
Just as his favorite artist/ entertainer of all times, Michael Jackson, Epic developed a love for music at an early age. His parents raised him in church, where he sang in the youth choir and later learned audio and video engineering. As he got older, he focused more on the audio side of things; the way sounds came together creating melodies, introducing words to the melodies, even the way choreography added to that spectrum. These various elements of music caught his attention in a mind-blowing manner.
As a preteen, Epic was introduced to hip hop through an older cousin, who later inspired him to begin rapping. Epic started his hip hop journey listening to the greats; Biggie, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, DMX. As he aged, he moved on to artists like 50 Cent, Eminem, Ludacris, TI, Lil Wayne and various others who aren’t named but definitely played equal roles in Epic’s life.
Epic began high school in Texas at Killeen Ninth Grade Center, which later became Killeen High School, where he was introduced to Chopped N Screwed music and that Texas vibe. That vibe played a major role in the sounds Epic Drip creates today. Epic finished his high school years at Douglas Byrd High in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina, where his rap personality “B. Nice” originated. Epic was known for remixing songs on the back of the bus to and from school. When Epic wasn’t out playing basketball or working in the family trade of carpentry, he was recording himself on cassette tapes.
Upon graduation from high school in 2003, Epic attended Fayetteville State University (FSU), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Speech. While concentrating on his studies, he once again embraced his passion for music using his stage name “Da’Future”. He further honed his musical skills as an intern for the campus radio station, WFSS 91.9 FM and local radio station, Foxy 99 (WZFX 99.1 FM). While at FOXY 99, he got his first opportunity to be onstage with big time artists during Summer Jam 06. It was also there that he was introduced to Cool Edit Pro recording software. Cool Edit Pro was essential in his recording process. By the time he graduated, Epic was better equipped, and possessed a stronger knowledge of studio engineering.
Having more time to devote to music, Epic began to apply what he learned to what he loved! In 2010, Epic realized he could no longer refer to himself as “Da’Future”, so changed his stage name to “Epic Moment”. “Epic Moment” was actually given to Epic by one of his close friends and co-workers who made beats and was a fan of Epic’s music. As “Epic Moment”, Epic released several songs on streaming services Soundcloud, iTunes and Reverb Nation from 2010-2018. He performed for the first time in 2013 at Zero Degrees nightclub in his hometown, where he received a lot of respect and was thought to have a New York sound. Though Epic had never been to New York, a lot of his favorite rappers were natives. Due to the positive feedback, Epic continued making local live performances.
Approaching year 2018, Epic stepped up his delivery dramatically. His timing, his bars and his song writing skills evolved into what we see today as “Epic Drip”. In 2020, he released his first two singles, “F*ck Wit Me” and “Like Money” on various platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon.
2021 has started off truly “Epic”. Epic not only released his first E.P. “Infatuation” featuring three singles “Ballin’ on Em”, “Settle Down” and “My Shawty”, but also begun working on his first official video. On January 10th, Epic launched his YouTube channel, “Drip Service Ent.”, where he posted videos for all his current releases. On the 19th of January, Epic created his first official website to promote his brand, which launched February 1, 2021.
2 Love or Not 2 Love, Epics second E.P. released on the 22nd of March featuring five singles. This E.P. revealed a more intimate side of Epic that many of us never knew existed. The songs “Be With Me”, “Shawty Bad”, “So Far” and “2 Love or Not 2 Love” all create a totally different vibe than the classic Epic we grown to love. The song that stood out the most on this E.P. was definitely “Da Game 101”, where Epic finally gets played or so it seems. Never have we seen this happen to the King of playerism himself. Overall, 2 Love or Not 2 Love is truly worth the listen.