Jeffrey Smulligan, better known as ZeNilism, is dominating the Pennsylvania hip-hop landscape with his undeniable talent and guts to earn his place alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry today. The artist is determined to leave a mark and captivate listeners across the country with his unique take on music.
ZeNilism has been exploring the industry for over a year. He has collaborated with legendary artists such as Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Planet Asia, Kxng Crooked, Rass Kass, and many other stars. The artist has continually proven that he has what it takes to stand alongside the brightest musicians today with his distinct sound and quick-witted lyricism.
Furthermore, ZeNilism does not hesitate to venture beyond what has already been established. He braved the criticisms of listeners and artists as he created his own genre that merges R&B and metal into one profound, artistic creation. The artist refers to his self-created genre as metal R&B and has been producing songs under the category ever since.
Additionally, the artist also strives to go back to his hip-hop roots, taking inspiration from Eminem, Tupac, and Snoop Dogg. Amid all his desire to combine styles and make them his own, ZeNilism has created what has never been done before in the music scene. He has produced captivating tracks and gained the attention of listeners across the globe. “Devoid,” “Yo Yo Here We Go,” “Contest of Snoopery,” and “Clanking Chains On My Fist” are some of his greatest hits, garnering thousands of streams on all major music platforms.
Unlike many artists in the game, ZeNilism prides himself on writing songs every day and barely having mental blocks. Lyrics flow out of his artistic minds as naturally as breathing, and for that, he has caught audiences to listen to what he has to say. The artist works from his futuristic home studio and enjoys the creative freedom as well as the coziness of the ambiance.
Besides incredible wordplay, ZeNilism portrays unparalleled vocal quality in his tracks. His voice, as if marking its place in the industry, displays authority and passion simultaneously. While today’s generation of listeners may influence his sound, the artist stays true to being the old-school lyricist that he is. He leverages his talent in poetry to create messages that touch people deeply.
Beyond artistic pursuits, ZeNilism aims to inspire people who are suffering from depression. The artist himself has been through rock bottom and dark places. Now having tremendous support from music lovers and fellow artists, he can push himself beyond his limits. Also, the artist pictures his brand to play a crucial role in raising money for suicide awareness. “My sister committed suicide. I guess it’s my way of making it up to her,” said the artist.
ZeNilism seeks to be a comforting friend for his listeners, an artist who would bring meaning and take their minds off their pain, even just for a little while. Without a doubt, with his sincerity and passion, the artist will become one of the strongest proponents the music industry is yet to witness. Learn more about the upcoming rapper by listening to his songs on Spotify.