The term backpack rapper has been thrown around to categorize hip-hop artists who’s content goes against the mainstream grain. There’s a typical sound that comes along with their socially conscious efforts, but New York based rapper 3 Credits is anything but typical. Born Juan Rodriguez in Washington Heights, Credits lyrical content sonically hits your chakras. Encouraged to pursue music by family and friends in the industry, 3 Credits’s sound is socially aware but never preachy. The underground rapper even has a platinum plaque, as a featured artist on Polish rap group Slums Attack’s single Subliminale, proving his powerful message of energy and awareness knows no social boundaries.