A dream does not remain a dream for long when you wake up every day with the motivation to achieve it. Aspiring rapper Handles from the Eastern Shore, VA, brings new meanings to the word “hunger”; consistently displaying his drive to fulfill his appetite for artistic success. To the Virginia State University student body, he’s Kentral Savage while to music-craving ears, he’s the savaging beast prop...erly names Handles; flooding airwaves with a lyrically incising set of bars that you not only bob your head in unison to, but mentally commend him for his perpetual ambition. Similar to the soothing effect elevator music has on most individuals, Handles provides you with musical delights that can be played virtually anywhere, while many rappers in their adolescent 20’s struggle to locate the adjectives in their minds to express the emotions of their verses. Proving to listeners both young and old how set apart he is from the social stigma of rappers today.

Properly making the bed he chooses to lay in, he studies the art of music, ultimately strengthening his already natural talent. Such motivation to his intellect shines throughout his lyrics, and inspires nearly everyone to master the craft they are blessed with. Around New Years of 2013, he connected with DJ Suss-One of Power105.1 and released his latest mixtape "Done Thinking" in which he hosted. It has gained a lot of exposure and great reviews, even cosign approvals from artists such as: Skyzoo, Estelle, Skillz, Jaz-O and Rapsody to name a few, his best project thus far according to his fans. Handles has opened for artists such as: Talib Kweli, Keith Murray, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna, Vince Staples and more. He has also done shows in New York, Washington D.C, Atlanta, North Carolina, amongst many more cities along the east coast.
“I think music is in everyone.”

“His belief in that unites every soul with the sole purpose of keeping us all connected through music and forever bonded to the liberation of self-expression. “He is a bold person with a bold message – say what you have to say and say it your way.” Devotion is the motive, success is the goal, and expression is key. The melodic art provided by Kentral “Handles” Savage is not to be heard but to be listened to.

"Every once in while you get an artist that shines, not only with character but with the ability to convey the stories of their life and emotions in a manner that is lasting, powerful and heartfelt." - PJ, Bound 2 Hip Hop

"I had previously heard some of his joints on YouTube and liked where dudes
head was. So when the mixtape dropped I was like yes sirree! Let me tell
you. I was not let down. Neck was hurting after it was over. I mean, it’s a
head nodder most of the way through. And lyrically, he takes me back to a
time when it wasn't just about money, it wasn't about fame, it was about
respecting the culture and dropping jewels in your ear." - Ms.Anita,

"one of hottest young n****s on the f***ing planet, and thats right, I am
cosigning this n***a!" - DJ Young Cee, Shadyville/G-Unit's DJ - G-Unit

"I was impressed and I think they will be too." - Soul Wallace, COO,
Business Manager for Skyzoo - Shining Shadow Recordings

"He is truely a great lyricist and a great storyteller." - Wilbo VP of
Royalty Life Records, LLC

"You can tell by Handles' flow, style, and persona that he is in tune with
his hip hop roots and takes after the image as well. His metaphors and
similes will remind you of early Nas and Jay-Z, or more recent underground
emcee Skyzoo." - Roger Tyler, RVA Magazine

"his lyrics and delivery are superb. Keep a lookout for Handles to make
some major noise within the industry." - Blitz B, GetYourBuzzUp.com

"I should’ve listened a long time ago!!! Real Hip Hop right here!" - Cymandye, HipHopSince1987.com

-Featured on MTV.com

-Opened for Talib Kweli l Virginia Beach, VA

-Opened for Joe Budden at Shakas l Virginia Beach, VA

-Nominated for "I Got Next" Award l Soul Logistics Radio Award Show 2015

-Featured in Stardom101 Magazine Fall/Winter 2014 Issue

-Artistree Festival 2014 w/Biz Markie, Keith Murray l The Granby Theater l Norfolk,VA

-A3C Hip Hop Festival 2014 l Apache Café l Atlanta, GA

-Stardom Mega Festival l Richmond, VA

-Opened for Keith Murray at FM Backstage l Norfolk, VA

-Opened for Joell Ortiz (Shady Records) at The Delancey l New York, NY

-Opened for Crooked I (Shady Records) at Retro Cafe l Virginia Beach, VA

-Epic Fest 2014 l Richmond, VA

-A3C Hip Hop Festival 2013 l Atlanta, GA

-LocalPalooza Music Festival 2013 l Virginia Beach, VA

-Can I Kick It Festival l Portsmouth, VA (sponsored by Reebok)

-Featured on the Coast2Coast April 2013 Tour w/(Bad Boy Records/Shakedowns
own Red Cafe)

-Featured in Coast2Coast Magazine June Issue 2013

-Finalist for The Next Big Superstar VA (sponsored by Slip N Slide,Def Jam,
Atlantic Records)

-Pour House Music Hall w/DJ Young Cee (Shadyville/G-Unit DJs) l Raleigh, NC

-Featured on major mixtapes by DJs known worldwide

-Fall Jam 2011 featuring Malice (1/2 of Clipse)

-Invited on the "All I Cee Is Lights" Tour with (Shadyville/G-Unit's own)
DJ Young Cee

[Mixtape] Thinking Ahead hosted by DJ Nice (2009)
[Mixtape] Thinking 2wice Ahead: The Mixtape hosted by DJ Nice (2010)
[Mixtape] Thinking More Than Ever hosted DJ Strez (2011)
[Album] Thinking 2wice Ahead: The Album (2011) - available on iTunes
[Mixtape] Done Thinking hosted by DJ Suss-One (2013)

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