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I grew up in Virginia Beach (Salem area). I first started rapping around the age of 16. My friend was the one who had me interested into rap. His name was Keith Williams. I always had a thing for music even when I was young. My cousins and I made a little rap group when we were young. Back then the battle scene was really big in Virginia. So initially I started off battling and doing mix tapes. I kept perfecting my craft as time went on. I ended up coming to Korea as a soldier in the army. This is where everything would take off for me. I started battling at cookouts, in the barracks and started recording at a studio on base. My name became known all around Korea believe it or not. Everyone wanted to do tracks or battle me. They held competitions on base at the club called Tommy D’s. I won every single battle rap competition held there. Eventually they started doing shows off base at local clubs Enterprise, Duffy’s and Zeus. I won all of these competitions. In the mean time I was also selling my mix tapes that I was recording on base. As my buzz became bigger I started to have more opportunities come my way. I linked up with my boy Cerious and we started recording at his house off base. By this time I had performed at many clubs in Korea. I did 3 years in the service and got out. It wasn’t for me, I needed more in life. So I stayed in Korea and chased my dream. I was able to open up for Young Joc and Flo- Rida when they came to Korea. I also put out 6 mix tapes in Korea 4 of them can be found on http://www.datpiff.com under (bnews). I even had a chance to be interviewed in the Korean Herald and Tbs efm 101.3 radio station. These days I go by the name Bnews or just News. My resume is pretty long when it comes to performing in Korea and I have been able to meet a lot of talented artist in Korea. I have performed at clubs such as Club Click, Brand Nu, Air, Naked, NB, Harlem, DDGD, Mansion, Enterprise, Duffy’s and many more that I’m sure if forgot but you get the point. My influences to rap came from Jada Kiss, Fabolous, Cassidy, Jay-z, BIG, Big L, and Jae Hood. These where the people that motivated me to rap. I’m more into east coast rap in the areas like New York, Philly and down. Punchlines is my specialty when it comes to raps.

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For more music be sure to check out these links:

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-search.php%5C

https://soundcloud.com/badnewsj1

http://www.slipnsliderecords.net/page/sns-on-da-grind-sidelinerz

instagram – bnews757_cirocboy