The best kept secret: four words that perfectly describe WalkOn. Hailing from Chicago-land, the City of Wind has produced an unnatural son that couldn’t be more naturally from his city. WalkOn boasts a lyrical repertoire with a flow as smooth as the wind in the city he calls home, showcasing a complex-yet-accessible style that mainstream hip hop fans can still nod their heads to. “When I started developing any sort of rhyming skill I made the decision to try to come up with a sound that was all my own; original, but still something you’re average hip hop fan would enjoy.”
Walk also features the rare hip hop double-threat: he makes his own beats. Whether it’s through his sampling methods or via the keyboard, Walk brandishes a 400-some-odd beat collection that drips with unforgettable melodies and the style and soul of Chi Town itself manifested in musical form. Coupling his lyrical prowess with his beat crafting ability, WalkOn is a righteously self-titled “single strong component” in hip hop. He is not your average hip hop artist, so it is only fitting that he’d not have your average fan base.
“I’m noticing that the more and more I’m coming out with what I would consider ‘WalkOn’ tracks; like ‘Next Level,’ or ‘Weeds,’ that my fans are less and less your typical hip hop heads.” He describes his following as “fans of all shape size, sex, age, and race,” and he thinks it is “justifiably so. I think because I take more of a musical approach to my beat production, I come out with songs where the instrumentals stick in peoples minds, and they’re also getting messages in my lyrics that I think to them transcend hip hop into more just generally good music.” Agreed, WalkOn, agreed. If anything is for certain, hip hop fans should be very excited for what WalkOn has to offer. Walk is poised to show fans another side of hip hop that other artists gave up on when they thought that hip hop was dead... Inaccurately.