Rayshawn ‘Hoolie Gu’ Martinez is a 25 year old Rapper, Actor, and Model from Roosevelt Projects in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn NY. Representing the same hood community as many great rappers before him, such as Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Maino, Fabolous, and 2milly, Hoolie Gu stakes his claim as one of the best artists of his generation.
Gu breathes real life experiences into every track, bringing the complete package of what an artist should like in today’s ever-changing music industry. Gu’s nasally growl is reminiscent of Bed Stuy alum Notorious BIG, with his flow telling the story of a split upbringing: ‘grew up with no daddy streets raised me’ , ‘I was so good at math probably could of been an accountant’ , and ‘I remember I was mad dirty now I’m mad sturdy look at me now’.
Gu also is the father of two daughters, co-stars as himself in the hit webseries Da Brooklyn Way. As a rapper, Gu encompasses both gangster authenticity and real life experiences. In February 2017 Gu went on the road performing alongside Chief Keef for the Two Zero One Seven tour. Gu has worked in the studio with fellow rappers Rico Recklezz, Glo Gang, Fred Da God, 2milly, and Spank, as well as Grammy-nominated producer Velous (Kanye West, French Montana, Fabolous).
First quarter of 2018 Hoolie Gu will be releasing his debut EP, Look At Me Now. The first single Sturdy Up is an melodic track produced by Young Trip and is set to shift the music industry into a era where gangstas can dress sturdy and dance. Also Look out for Hoolie Gu starring in Season 2 of Da Brooklyn Way.