Music with a message is the mission of Humble G Tha Fiddla

Posted at 6:05 AM, Apr 06, 2017

With his fiddle by his side, there's almost nothing 'Humble G Tha Fiddla' can't do.

“We make fun music without being disrespectful,” he says.

Mixing rap, singing and playing the violin, he's fulfilling his mission to bring something different to his audience.

“When people think of rap today, they think of disrespect, they think of criminals. It never started that way."

He calls it hip hope — sending a message about living out your dreams, ending bad life cycles and staying away from crime.

“Hip hop is the art of being. And whatever that is and whatever that means to you, that's what it is,” says McKinnley Tate III, Humble’s music producer and manager.

Instead of focusing on an album or two, he told me, he wants to start a movement.

“I’m just ushering the movement because you know what's movement if it's one person?" he said.

So the artist has been traveling to colleges and high schools across the nation, bringing the students something to get them moving physically and mentally.

Humble calls it "edu-tainment.”

“[It’s] Educating while entertaining,” he said. “And a lot of the children are impressionable by entertainment."

And he knows what he's talking about, growing up in some of Cleveland’s toughest areas, he's living proof that change can happen.

“My story has been a very blessed one, a very challenging one, and an unorthodox one."

He and his team say they hope his type of music will change the hip hop/rap culture today, as we know it.

“In today's age, in the time we're in right now with what's going on in the world, we need inspirational music versus influential music."

Humble G Tha Fiddla will release a new EP by the end of this month.

He's also collaborating with CMSD to perform with the students and spread his positive message.