In a time where a large population of musicians chases after clout and vanity metrics at the expense of quality music, hip hop artist Steven J. Gray, aka House, looks to stand above the crowd by delivering work that rises above “a sea full of clones.” With his music company and record publishing label 123 Big House Music, the musician and performer is ready to awe rap circles and followers everywhere with what he has to offer.
House’s vision for his music is to become a brand of fun and forward-thinking hip hop. He sets his sights on following in the footsteps of other West Coast music scene contemporaries such as YG, P-Lo, and E-40. But even as he takes inspiration from others, the rapper has built a new sound that ultimately belongs to him. Consequently, the House is set to climb up the music ladder. The music world has begun to notice as established radio station Hot 94.7’s D.J. Grid has acknowledged the artist.
The Inland Empire-born rapper grew up looking up to other state-native artists like Nipsey Hussle, E-40, Dj Quik, and Iamsu. House has his eyes set on music greatness and matches his ambition with an unwavering commitment to excellence and professionalism. Steven Gray has an uncanny ability to craft stories that captivate, gleaning from past experiences. He tells of all his tales in highs and lows and creatively highlights his endeavors. The rapper’s music hits the heart and pulls on emotions like a puppet on a string, bringing listeners through a rollercoaster ride that has them feeling things like never before.
In August of 2020, House co-launched a collaborative album with artist C-Nova entitled “C-Nova’s House,” which featured a slew of electrifying tracks, including songs like “In My Fantasy,” “Bestfriend,” “Anniversary,” “Calendar Girl,” “Sex You In Your Nightmare,” “Do What You Want,” “Blow Your Back Out,” and “Mixed Emotions.”
Most recently, House has also joined the ranks of music group Rap Affiliated Posse, founded by Eddie Medina, or otherwise known by his stage name Big Profit. The rapper from Los Angeles started the group back in 2009. It released a multitude of high-level hip hop songs that generated a considerable amount of buzz, including tracks found in their mixtape entitled “This Is R.A.P. Hosted By Crooked I.” Rap Affiliated Posse works with sound engineering genius Tone Gettem of Dam Criminal Productions, causing their songs to “blow up fast.” House gets on a momentum of dropping new exclusive projects with the collaborative group every year by joining the group.
When asked about his motivations to drive to succeed in music, every aspect of his ambition bends towards others’ benefit. “The true goal is to open my own restaurant and franchise across the U.S. and feed God’s people, House. “I want to start food trucks tasked with patrolling the cities and nearby neighborhoods as we eradicate hunger and starvation.” House knows what it’s like to go hungry on the streets, battling hunger and homelessness for a season of his life. Today, he hopes to help those who struggle with what he went through.
By creating a name for himself in the music industry, the Southern California rapper believes he pursues a spiritual calling and puts all his heart and mind into fulfilling that purpose. To learn more about House and 123 Big House Music, visit his website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, Youtube music account, and Instagram account.