At the mention of the name “Voreheez,” one is immediately reminded of a horror movie villain, Jason Voorhies, known to ruthlessly murder everything in his path. Though spelled differently, Voreheez takes a similar approach as his namesake. Often described as aggressive, fearless and dominant on the mic, Voreheez merges his street upbringing with real life situations he’s personally encountered. “I care about the product that I present to the world,” says Voreheez. “Though I have dabbled in the criminal world, I am not the typical drug dealer turned rapper. However, I am not completely a good guy gone bad either. I am a mixture of both, so my music reflects both lifestyles.”
At a young age the Safety Harbor, FL native had aspirations of working in the music industry. Voreheez began his musical journey at the tender age of 10 years old. As a mere 5th grader, he would spend his free time transforming his thoughts into song lyrics. The level that Voreheez wanted to reach wasn’t exclusive to songwriting, however. It wasn’t long before he began creating full bodies of work and producing. “I have the talent, determination, skill and knowledge to create and maintain a credible, lasting brand,” Voreheez says of his musical ability.
In 2001, as a member of the hip hop group Legion of Doom, Voreheez released his first official body of work, “Doomsday Vol. 1.” The group released subsequent projects in 2002 and 2005. In 2010, as a solo artist, Voreheez released his highly acclaimed “Access Hollywood” project presented by DJ Burn One. He further promoted its release by performing at Sweet Auburn Fest and A3C Hip Hop Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga.
Voreheez’s work ethic doesn’t go unnoticed. In May 2016, the unsigned emcee debuted “Opulence,” his most successful album release to date. “Opulence” garnered Voreheez the attention of top hip hop publications Jack Thriller, YouHeardThatNew, Street Report Magazine, 50 Cent’s ThisIs50.com and more.
When it’s all said and done, Voreheez hopes his music transcends generations and genres. “I want to be known as a good person who made great music,” he says. “I also want to be known as someone who constructed and built his own lane, which he allowed his friends and family to drive in.”