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Exclusive Interview: HDN Cujo Discusses Career, Background, & New Music

HDN Cujo is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Niagara Falls, New York. His lyrics often draw on more intimate details of his personal life than standard rap fare, and he delivers them with a melodic sensibility. 

He is known for songs such as Jungle, On My Own, Up And Away, and Warzone. He made a name for himself independently, releasing singles such as On My Own, Up And Away, and Warzone all in late 2020 early 2021. HDN Cujo has collaborated with artists like Menice, Rxalu Loaded, and Jamie Ray. We had the opportunity to interview HDN Cujo to talk about his background and where he is today in the music industry.

Questions and Answers:

1: Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

HDN Cujo – I came from a city where no one gets noticed in what they’re doing unless you move out of the city. People dying every day, and there’s a lack of support. I moved to San Antonio in 2018 and 2020 after I went to an A Boogie concert in late 2019 I gained a lot of motivation from watching him perform and being so young and still be known worldwide blew my mind so with my passion for music I put it to the test and started as a recording artist. 

2: Where are you from?

HDN Cujo – I am from Niagara Falls, NY born and raised

3: How did you get into music?

HDN Cujo – I’ve always been into music I played alto saxophone, keyboard, and drums for my church choir as a kid up until 2018 then I started recording and became an artist in 2020

4: What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

HDN Cujo – The most challenging thing I had to overcome was feeling depressed and suicidal.

5: Are you currently signed or independent?

HDN Cujo –  Independent 

6: Who inspires you the most musically?

HDN Cujo – A Boogie, Lil Baby, and Tory Lanez. 

7: What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

HDN Cujo – I want people to relate to me on a real-life level. I want them to hear the melodic versatile pain and be able to connect with me as if I was speaking to them.

8: What is your greatest achievement as a musician?

HDN Cujo – My greatest achievement is finding fans that truly support me and love to see my growth because without them what would I be? Without them, I would’ve never gotten the streams I have gained and the platforms I have been on that have given me multiple opportunities.

9: Do you produce your music? If not who do you work with?

HDN Cujo – I do not produce my music. I have a producer “Trill Gates Production” I help with ideas but I do not produce. 

10: Who is one artist you wish you could work with?

THDN Cujo – Tory Lanez is one artist I wish I could work with because not only does he have a great voice and make great music but he has a story to tell.

11: Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?

HDN Cujo – I have 2 viral songs that acclaimed 1M + TikTok views called “Warzone” and “Zoom” dropping soon. I am also working on a project “Hear Me Out” that is a melodic and trap vibe musically representing where I came from what I’ve been through all the hurdles in life I have jumped to get to where I am now in life.

12: What does a day inside your shoes look like?

HDN Cujo – A day inside my shoes would be me starting my day off taking care of my family. Then going to the studio to record a few songs and analyze what I can change and what needs to stay the same to get to one of the top spots in the world as an artist. Then gaming and streaming with my friends if I am not working on music.

13: Anything else you want the audience to know about you?

HDN Cujo – I appreciate all the love I have gained this year and glad that I have my fans that I consider family that I’ve been growing with and cannot wait to show them what God has in plan for me. New merch dropping soon on the site as well as a bunch of new music showing different sides of me other than hip hop.

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Natalie is a journalism major with a focus on Entertainment and Music who aspires to become a Content Creator For Honk Magazine. Eventually, she wants to be the Publisher or Editor-in-Chief of a major Publishing House. She loves helping people find their voice and passion for writing and journalism, and she can always be found with coffee in hand, editing another article.

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