While television shows are mainly aired for entertainment, they also serve as a great way to inspire viewers in one way or another. The famous musical-comedy drama Glee is a perfect example of a show that hits both entertainment and inspirational aspects. The show tackles various social issues that young adults face in their personal lives. For rap star-in-the-making HotBoy Finn, Glee ultimately inspired him to pursue his passion for music. His admiration for the late Cory Monteith’s role as Finn Hudson inspired him to carry on his musical legacy. Today, HotBoy Finn pays tribute to Cory by adopting his Glee name as part of the rising rap star’s stage name.
HotBoy Finn, whose real name is Donnie Poole, is a Chicago-based artist, rapper, and songwriter. The multi-talented artist recently jump-started his music career with the release of two tracks: “Ice Me Out” and “I Want Designer” on Spotify. While his music takes on a hip-hop and rap approach, he also caters to Glee music fans as he himself is an avid fan of the show. In fact, much of his musical inspiration comes from one of Glee’s most beloved casts, Cory Monteith or Finn Hudson, who passed in 2013.
As a tribute to Cory Monteith, he combined the name “Finn” with Meg Thee Stallion’s popularized terms “Hot Boy” and “Hot Girl.” Since then, Donnie has taken on the artist name “HotBoy Finn,” using it on all social media platforms as his brand. On top of his music career, he is also working on launching a clothing line as another exciting project. The apparel business will be known as Finn-O Clothing Co., in line with his overall HotBoy Finn brand.
Growing up, HotBoy Finn was no stranger to the music world. His father, Marvin Poole, was a rapper who dedicated his time and hard work to the music arena. Admittedly, HotBoy Finn looks up to his father as a source of inspiration for his emerging music career. At present, he hopes to continue his father’s legacy by building his version of success in the music industry.
Today, HotBoy Finn is one of the most versatile and dynamic artists out there. Through several Instagram rap videos that have gone trending, he has caught many viewers’ attention on various social media pages. With that said, his following on social media is quickly growing.
His ability to shift from the rap and hip-hop realm to lively Glee musical pieces is remarkable. His recent tracks are filled with chill, laid-back, yet fun melodies coupled with creative lyricism. However, Hot Boy Finn also switches it up with tracks perfect for hitting the dance floor. Moreover, the rapper strives to produce music that is open for all listeners regardless of age, gender, and race. For Donnie, inclusivity in music is essential. With this in mind, he always ensures coming up with songs that are friendly to all communities in society.