Toronto, ON does not come to mind when you think of contributions to Alternative-Emo Rap, but Solo-Man “Lvl One Hero” Wright hopes to be that boundless rose to spring forth from the concrete. As a youth, young broken heart throb Hero spent his time in an area called Jungle where his Aunt - a local musician - planted seeds of rap success in the then 7 year-old grade schooler’s fertile mind.
Influenced by bouncy lyrics masked by melodic delivery like those of Juice WRLD & T-Pain and the captivating boldness of artists like Lil Uzi & XXXTentacion, Hero’s artistry spills beyond the studio. “I look at clothing as an extension of my music. I believe fashion helps bring life to emotion. Colours & fabrics can set the mood without saying a word. Before recording some of my sadder songs, I’ll wear something that fits. Black long sleeved hoodie, dark ripped jeans and Dr Martens.”
Shortly after graduating from Ryerson University, Hero was arrested under false pretences leading to a lengthy drawn out court case; trapping him within Canadian boarders. The legal battle took a toll on his mental state and his relationship. Home Bound, depressed and alone, Hero questioned whether or not he’d be able to continue making music. But he couldn’t help it, writing was the only way he knew to express himself. A few years later Hero was found innocent and all charges were dropped, leading to the release of his first singles “Flex On My Ex” & “Company” catching the attention of radio stations throughout Toronto and ended up being featured on multiple Spotify playlists which helped solidify his beliefs that this was the path he was destined to follow.
Always having a deeper underlining passion for Punk & Alternative Rock music, Hero easily blended that into his melodic sound. Without feeling the need to be different, the blonde rockstar stood out from the norm in his city, not knowing that it would be this style that would eventually give him the opportunity to open for NAV & 88Glam in London Ontario. Only 3 Singles into his career Lvl One Hero was asked to open for the Weeknd “XO” affiliated duo and also asked if he could use the venue to shoot a music video for his newest single at the time “All These Drugs”. Teaming up with his cousin Marcus Letts, hero managed to co-direct a music video that captured a portion of his life when he was dealing with bad women and bad habits, later this music video would reach over thirty thousand views in three weeks & also be supported by ELEVATOR MAG, No Jumper and Spotify; using that momentum to release his 8 Song EP "Heroic Dose".