Dallas rapper Erica Banks exudes confidence and cockiness, approaching minimal trap beats with a variety of powerful flows. Before signing with 1501 Certified Entertainment, she worked independently on projects like 2019’s The Art of the Hustle.
Banks grew up outside of Dallas, Texas, and gravitated towards poetry early in life. Shortly after entering college with plans to complete a nursing program, Banks shifted her focus to pursing a musical career. She parlayed her lifelong interest in poetry into rapping and began making original songs around 2018. Early singles like “Thousand” and “NO Hook” led to the 2019 EP The Art of the Hustle, and two other mixtapes were released independently that same year, Pressure and Cocky on Purpose. The buzz growing around the rapper in the Texas area led to a signing with the 1501 Certified Entertainment label in 2020. The club-themed single “Buss It” would be the first song Banks released with the label, arriving in May of that year. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi