By: Kim Coco

Meet NORTHSIDE RUGGA! He’s the latest Indi artist out of New York City making noise among in the HIP HOP Music Scene. The Northside Queens native made headlines earlier this summer after he dropped his latest project: “THE COME UP”.The 12 track album features rappers: Omb Jaydee, Yp Da Yg and Mr Bonnet. After he debuted the music video for Track #4 “FELL OFF” featuring Omb Jaydee, fans went crazy for the visuals, running the views up to almost 15K views in less than 24 hours. NORTHSIDE RUGGA is once again trending after the WORLD PREMIERE of his latest video- for his hit single: “LEECH”. The official video was Shot, Filmed & Directed By CreativityQas aka Qasquiat. Watch the video below!


NORTHSIDE RUGGA has been going hard for an unsigned indi artist over the last 3 years, respectively.  Fans have said that NORTH SIDE RUGGAS secret weapon is his ability to freestyle on the spot off the top of his head to almost any beat, but he also goes deep with his lyrics, often times wearing his heart on his sleeve through the music. Fans love his formula as they wait for his next move. The NYC Hip Hop Industry is saying NORTHSIDE RUGGA is the one to look out for. The Queens bred rapper has had quite the year. He placed first in this year’s MAJOR LABEL SHOWCASE , hosted by DJ DREWSKI  and was picked to be featured on the cover of SPLASH MAGAZINE, DJ KJAY SLAYS STRAIGHT STUNTIN’ MAGAZINE , SHADE45 and 50 Cent’s platform THISis50. His music has been gracing the airways of some of Hip Hops Biggest stations in the metro area with his hit single “ALL I NEED” spinning on Power 105.1 and SIRIUS XM Shade45. He was featured on Fivio Foreign’s Mixtap last year and worked alongside Drew Foreign. NORTHSIDE RUGGA has been a regular name on the bill at Legendary NYC SOB’s. He’s opened up for Casanova and Won the 1st Annual Pop Out Expo and DJ DREWSKI’s 2021 MAJOR LABEL SHOWCASE, with the prize being a private label meeting with Republic Records. 

He has gone on to have many private label meetings with Empire Records, Atlantic Records, Def Jam , Republic Records, even Performing for the Vice President of Atlantic Records in Miami at the Tory Lanez Studio. He’s now applying the pressure and repping QUEENS as their most successful Unsigned artist of 2021. Stay in tune with NORTHSIDE RUGGA as he is gearing up to drop his next project. 

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