When we hear the term "Gauwd," (pronounced Gawd, sounds like God) we automatically think of our Creator or the universe. To the streets of the Inland Empire all the way to Las Vegas and Down South, "Gauwd" is the name of one of the most lyrically inspiring recording artists in the independent circuit today, Havik The Gauwd Robbins.
Coming from a family with a Influential musical background, Christopher X. Robinson, hails from the streets of Colton, California just southwest of San Bernardino. He begin rhyming in the late 2000's and later gained the attention of Eleet Entertainment. After developing a partnership, Robbins released his debut mixtape "Fashion Week" in 2014. After a series of personnel change, Eleet & Universal Music Group released Havik's first single, "Taxin" on March 31st, 2017. Providing a new west sound with a vintage analog vibe, It was produced and engineered by GQP's L.A.rry L.A.vell.
His debut EP, "Good Complex" was released more than 18 months after the single release on September 21st, 2018. Featuring his internet hit "Money To Make" & "The Plan", he garnished performances at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA, Status Nightclub in Riverside, the infamous Sevilla's in Riverside opening up for Problem & The Game, and the 2018 Dabathon Festival in San Bernardino, CA.
Citing creative differences, Robbins begin pushing his Halo Gang imprint. With the support of L.A.rry L.A.vell and GQP, he debuted with a new single "Goin Up," in June 2018. The Supafly Jae produced track gained 100,000 streams and sales in its first 120 days. Havik followed up strong with the 84 produced single WRKN, on December 30th, 2019. He brought us a visual after 200,000 sales and streams, via his VEVO channel.
Following the success of the street anthem "WRKN", HTG was slated to headline The "Naughty or Nice 2" Exotic Event while preparing for the release of "Colton Back" on September 11, 2020. In the T H I R T E E N produced melody, Robbins gives us a first-hand, exclusive staggered flow with ghoul like adlibs to express the inner workings of the Hub City. The single garnished 100,000 sales and streams as well, giving Halo Gang the accomplishment of over 500,000+ streams and sales today.
During this time, while traveling on a promotional tour in Wise County, Texas, Robbins was stopped for going 75mph in a 70mph zone, and subsequently arrested shorty after the single release. He was released the next day. In the following month of October 2020, he received a devastating phone call, informing him of the passing of his only sister, while on another promotional tour for "Colton Back". He returned to Colton with his family for her homecoming.
While enduring these trials and tribulations, the Gauwd maintained his composure during these turn of events in his life and career. "We still have to go shopping in Paris, France, in ode to my sister," said the determined Robbins. "That was one of our goals, and we will still accomplish it." Starting 2021 off right and strong, he brings us his woman inspired single, "She Got It", produced by Amo Beats of the Netherlands. It features sultry guitar strums with the Motown, analog style of mixing provided by L.A.rry L.A.vell. Havik The Gauwd and Halo Gang are moving forward in a positive direction, showing us how the circle is small but they glow, with their own halos.
Photography by Nancy Ryan Photography of Las Vegas, NV