B-Ri is a Hip-hop artist from Ypsilanti, Michigan currently based out of Louisville, Kentucky. With a background in music stemming back to childhood, He got his start first through writing and poetry and then branching off into rap while growing up. He was influenced by hip-hop artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Lil, Kim, Jay Z, Kelis, A Tribe Called Quest, and DMX. B-Ri encompasses a variety of subject matter including personal stories and self-expression. He uses music to empower others and is always producing new and exciting music with the ultimate goal of inspiring young kids to be themselves and never let go of hope.
Contemporary hip-hop vibes run strong throughout B-Ri’s newest track “Wave”. The raw and powerful energy exuded throughout this track is admirable. B-Ri remains authentic and transparent while he tells the story of his real life experiences. “Wave” is a retrospective track that takes the listener on B-Ri’s journey and come up. B-Ri gives the listener a chill vibe and smooth track while they can easily take in his creativity. B-Ri plays with an experimental arrangement of the trap beats as his main backbeat and we’re loving it. I highly recommend you check out this track and stay on the lookout for B-Ri!
Check out “Wave” here and read more with B-Ri in our interview below.
Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you start by introducing yourself to our readers?
Hi Buzzmusic readers I'm B-Ri. I'm a up coming hip-hop artist form Michigan. Currently in Louisville, Kentucky my second home.
How did you come up with the name B-Ri?
I actually didn't come up with the name. I was part of a Hip-Hop and R&B Duo called John Doe. My group mate kept calling me B-Ri because my real name is Brien and it just stuck. My original artist name was going Beekun.
How did you get started making music?
I actually started out writing poetry in middle school and high school. My best friend James was into music and whenever I'd come over to his house we would freestyle and listen to beats. I'd say it started form their.
Was there one person or event that made you start pursuing music more seriously?
My sister Yeta was one of the people to take me serious and push me to put music out and keep going. I got discourage for a while because, I felt misunderstood and like I wasn't good enough but, my sister reminded me that I was and kept telling me to keep going. Over time I've realized that music is what I want to do because, I love it and its in my blood. I really do have a lot to say and stories to shear with my music.
Tell us more about your track “Wave”. What inspired you to write it?
Wave is the first single off my upcoming EP. The beat was made by my friend /bro Johnnyboi from Italy. Wave is about people feeling you're style, essence or anything about you. You are the Wave and when it hits them they feel away rather its good or bad. I was inspired when I felt like someone was trying to ride my Wave while hating on me at the same time. My favorite part of the song is the third verse because, of the metaphors in that verse.
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