Coming from a place of struggle, Drew Lines made music his escape point, and over the years, he has grown immensely and built a career worth watching. He was recently signed to Stryker Records, where he hopes to project his talents to the world.
The Green Bay, WI-born artist, is without a doubt not new to the music scene. He has written and made music for years, and he’s well-versed in the process. He started writing poems at the age of 13 while in a boy’s prison. He regularly sent poems home, and to date, his poems are over 500, some of which have been published. One of his notable published poems is “Rose,” which caught the attention of The International Poets Society, earning him a first-place award.
His recording deal with Stryker Records includes releasing an album, which is currently in the works with multi-platinum producer Malcolm Springer and award-winning producer Scott Wilson at the House of Blue Studio in Nashville. Born Andrew D. Wold, Drew Lines is the first Hip-hop artist to be signed by Stryker Records, and for him, it’s the manifestation of a lifelong dream that he has had for years. “Growing up was a struggle, a hard-fought battle, but every man’s struggle is their own, and I have made it through what I hope to be the worst of my own,” Drew said.
Joining Stryker Records was a strategic move for Drew as he needed a platform to project his music positively and ensure he reaches the right audience. The record label owned by Chris Dobry has a track record of promoting newsworthy live music events with gold and platinum-recording artists like Merle Haggard, SheDaisy, John Anderson, Saliva, Rick Monroe, Saving Abel, Tantric, La Guns, Trapt and many more headlining its events. The record label also has Billboard-charting recording artists like Jamie Fontaine & the Level on its roster, competing with A-list artists like Marylin Manson, Seether, Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin. All of these have reinforced Drew Lines’s faith in the label that he’s in good hands and will make his presence known in the industry soon.
Drew Lines was once part of a music group called “The Brotherhood,” which he formed with his older brother C.J. or Sycoscribble in 2010. They released an album titled Initiation, which contained authentic music. The duo became quite popular with fans and began working with Rick Ross’s record label, FMG and Project Pat of Three 6 Mafia. They released “Everything Is Nothing” and “Rollin’” and shot the video for “Rollin’” in Memphis. They worked with Glance Conway, Solomon Childs of Wu-Tang and Plies before C.J. died in an accident, bringing The Brotherhood to an abrupt end.
Describing his brother’s death, Drew said, “It was like having a part of me ripped from myself when I got the call about my brother; he was my best friend and my inspiration. It was us against the world.” For more than six months, Drew was withdrawn from the world and the music scene but marked his return shortly after with a partnership he had previously formed as “Tigga” with producer Scott Keller “Space Kase” known as Sheol Dynasty. They released songs like “Because I Can” and “Watch Where you Walk,” featuring Solomon Childs and toured the country. Not long after, Drew was involved in a car accident with his wife, leaving him in a coma. After months of physical therapy, he walked and picked things back up with Sheol Dynasty and went on a 50-day national tour promoting the album “Immortal.”
Having come a long way, Drew Lines said he’s never one to quit anything he has started, and his journey with Stryker Records is only a continuation of what he already started. He has a single out titled “Rise” featuring Clio Cadence available on various streaming platforms and is on the airwaves throughout the US and Canada and has been serviced to XM radio.Learn more about Drew Lines on his Facebook page and Stryker Records on the record label’s official Facebook page.