HRD is a hip-hop group from Portland, Oregon featuring members Keegan Quinn, Big Nutz, and Raw Dillz. Since their 2011 debut, they serve up tracks thick with heavy, textured beats and dense webs of rhyme.
Prior to the release of the second album, the group was also known by the longer version of the name, Hundred Round Drum. Keegan and Big Nutz were also previously involved with Portland gangsta rap group 5 Oh Trees.
In the spring of 2011, Keegan Quinn returned to Portland after a couple of years in San Diego. He and Big Nutz had worked together for many years previously, and soon fell back into old habits, hanging out in the studio and continually working on new sounds and concepts.
Although the process was similar, the sound and energy resulting from it were distinctly new, so it was decided that the project should be given a new name. After some deliberation, the duo decided to call themselves Hundred Round Drum - or HRD.
After a few intense months in the studio, a debut album was released on December 31st, 2011: it was called PDX.
A few years later in 2015, the group followed up with a second album, Project X.
In 2019, a series of four singles dropped, simultaneously both launching the project in a new direction and reasserting its roots in gangsta rap.