The Bronx, NY is the mecca of hip-hop. The evolution of music that started all from that borough has been tremendous in the last 30 plus years and it still continues to grow and thrive. Although the BX is the birth place of rap, it hasn’t produced a huge rap artist since Big Pun. We can always throw Fat Joe in the mix of this conversation as far as widely known musicians hailing from the boogie down BX but when it comes to lyricism, it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen one from this particular borough. King Bless, rapper and young entrepreneur is here to change that perspective.
Born and raised in the Bronx, King Bless found his love for music through battle rapping at an early age. Using his musical influences from the birth place of hip-hop, Bless began to write rhymes and he used this as a way to express his creativity. The young MC became more and more popular throughout his borough but little did he know that was all about to come to a halt when he was arrested for multiple felonies and sentenced to spend some time in prison.
This helped humble and focus Bless but more importantly, the circumstances he was now facing helped him draw inspiration and further his creativity with his music. “You ain’t got nothing but time in there,” Bless says in regards to him working on his music in prison. “All you can do is work out, sleep, and write.” Upon his release, King Bless managed to stand firm on his two feet and show that everyone must capitalize off of the second chances. He opened up a boutique right in the middle of his city called Lavish Lifestyle and then he went on to start his own label, Blue Chip Music Group.
After battling multiple ups and down, King Bless has shown that when we’re given second chances to do right by ourselves and our future, take full advantage of the opportunity. Nothing comes easy in this world so, in order to make it, hard work and dedication must be implemented in order to succeed. We sat down with King Bless to speak on his music, his new mixtape, Fruition which is dropping this summer, his album which is dropping in the fall, his music group and of course his brand new record featuring Dizzy Banko called “Back On My Bullshit.”
Listen to the brand new song below and read the full Interview.