Hydro Da High Rolla San Antonio, TX 29 yrs Influences: Snoop, Dre, Pac, Biggie, NWA, Lil Jon, and Jay-Z, UGK, 2 Live Crew Hydro Da High Rolla is the CEO/Artist of High Rolla Records. He decided to embark on his musical journey after fulfilling promises to his family to finish parole and graduate from college. He states,' I've been rapping and free-styling since I was in middle school, but never really had the time, money, or freedom to do it the right way!' After being released from serving 4 years on a 10 year sentence in 2000 for aggravated robbery, he graduated from UTSA with an Information Systems Mgt Business Degree. Using his street smarts and academics, he plans to 'shock' the Hip-Hop world. He was given the name Hydro by his homies for having the ability to flow like water over hot tracks! But his aroma tells me that it could have different meaning, and from his controversial album cover, I might be right. The name High Rolla came from having a reputation in Las Vegas for being a 'big gambler'. One day after arriving at the casino, Hydro noticed everyone pointing, being extra nice, and offering their help; the Concierge at the MGM Grand told him that all the commotion was because He was a High Rolla, thus the name High Rolla Records. Before he started his own label, he dabbled in the Adult Entertainment industry by provide hot talent to productions companies, gentlemen's clubs, and private Bachelor parties. His shows have received rave reviews, as well as, controversial criticism because the ladies on stage tend to go "above and beyond the call of duty". Lucky members of the audience receive lap-dances on stage, and things can get pretty crazy. Hydro also gives back to the community, by renouncing gang violence and emphasizing the importance of education to young people. He plans to donate $1.00 from each CD to a Medina children's home.