We took a backslide on our Artist Spotlight so I had to make sure I started the New Year back on track...I got this tip from my home home girl Tiffany so I'm doing this on her behalf.
Check out her Artist Biz and his track featuring Q. Parker from 112...
New Jersey, the Garden State, borders on two meccas of Hip Hop, New York City and Philadelphia and has produced some influential rappers including, Queen Latifah, RedMan and Naughty By Nature. However, New Jersey has a newcomer on the scene that is going to put NJ back on the map, Bizz, "The Prince of Jersey."
Born in Jersey City, NJ, and raised in Bayonne, NJ, Brandon "Bizz" Stokes was bred to be a star. Although he always had a love for hip-hop, Bizz was on the verge of becoming an all-star basketball guard in high school. Basketball runs in the family; he is the brother of the McDonalds All-American, and Villanova shooting guard, Corey Stokes. But after several serious injuries ended his sports career, Bizz turned to music full-time and signed with Blakglobe Records in 2005 and has infiltrated the mix-tape circuit from the east coast, mid-west, down south, and overseas in Germany. Bizz has previously been featured on DJ Flipcyide's compilation album "Slept on Vol. 3" hosted by Paul Wall and various other mixtapes including "We Run NJ" featuring Joe Budden, Sam Scarfo, Ransom, Big Lou and Serius Jones.
In 2006, Blakglobe Records released a compilation album titled "Blaktrilogy" which Bizz was featured throughout. The album was distributed throughout the Northeast, in Tower Records, several mom and pop store and online websites. Bizz's pin - point flow, witty word play, originality and ability to make hit records will set him apart in the game. In December 2007, Blakglobe Records inked a joint venture with Colossal Entertainment, home of former State Property/Rocafella Records artist Omillio Sparks. The album, titled "Serious Bizzness," is set for release in the 1st quarter of '09 and will be distributed through Koch Entertainment. Blakglobe reports that the album's 2 street/buzz singles, "Drop It Down" produced by Slam and "Jersey Swagger" produced by Ill-It Beats is already featured on multiple mixtapes and has several online references. Both singles are available for download on itunes, Cdbaby, Rhapsody and many mp3 sites.
Bizz is steadily perfecting his craft, making appearances among a ton of star athletes and major artists at NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans, the CIAA tournament in North Carolina, and the Worldwide Core DJ's Retreat in New Orleans. He established a huge following in Ohio, and Pittsburgh by getting "Drop it down" on 106.7 WAMO FM, doing several shows and promoting in his shrink wrapped truck. It's that rare New Jersey sound has earned him major credibility throughout the state, recognition in Scratch Magazine, Rap Fanatic Magazine, http://www.hiphopgame.com/, and several more online sites.
"What sets me apart from every other artist besides my versatility is that I'm not motivated by money and fame. My love, passion, and dedication to making real music are what inspire me to take it to the next level."
His lyrical word play is best described in his lyric to SONG which will be featured on his upcoming solo debut, " BIZZ WILL PROVIDE."
The 2nd single will be "In a Minute" feat. Q-Parker from 112, and is produced by the legendary Bunny Sigler. Bizz and Q. Parker performed it for the 1st time at this past Core Dj's Retreat in South Carolina. It got rave reviews from everyone and the Core Dj's rated it in the top 20 songs at the entire retreat.
New Jersey STAND UP! The prince has arrived.
For more information on Bizz, please visit www.myspace.com/bizzonline and www.imeem.com/bizzonline
Biz & Q Parker(from 112)--In A Minute
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