New Music: I NEED A “JOB” By: B.O Da Trio
off of upcoming body of music(b.o.m as he likes to call it) IMPERFECT PERFECTION.
Directly from the artist:
This motivational composition strikes a chord with the disenfranchised youths across America but in the same swipe grasp the underlying pain and story of those 9 to 5ers trying to keep their head up in these fiscal times. It echos the chants of one of the worlds most elegant songstress Sade, “mommas been laid off, my poppas been laid off’” While the MC goes into a detailed story of his own parents struggle in this country,”The land of milk and honey is delusions of grandeur…… leaving paradise living for tenement buildings”. This song opens up conversations in the debate of do we need jobs? or should we build with each other and create our own businesses. However you decide this song is definitely not your typical making it rain, big booty hoes song, its something we need now, a breath of fresh air.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
BIO: You can almost hear the unison fists banging on the Meyer-Levin School of Performing Arts lunch tables. “been the best since EPMD/tax the game, have all y’all niggas payin’ a fee…” It’s hard to get him to stop when he’s in the elementary flow of rhymes that reminisce his Brooklyn childhood, but B.O. DaTrio has a whole life to tell in verse that has become complicated and exciting over the years. And, yet he seems at a loss to explain why he first started rhyming. “Yeah, Meyer-Levin right down the block from Lucky corner. I.S. 285 performing arts school, if you was in there you always had one class that was art or band or something. I played the steel drums.” All of this describes the environment that he found lyricism in, but there’s still some difficulty in getting him to answer directly where the initial attraction to street poetry came from. He mentions his family’s Grenadian culture transplanted in Brooklyn where he was born and raised and the ubiquity of calypso music as diced between island 45’s by his DJ uncle. He muses on his older sister’s VHS mixtapes of old school videos, bringing to mind fuzzy magnetic tape edit points between the end of “The Freaks Come Out At Night” and the beginning of “Microphone Fiend”. And it doesn’t get anymore specific from there. “Okay, when I was seven my parents split up…” He goes that far back to recall an early age where self-expression became a necessity. “My moms raised me as well as she could so at some point I could learn for myself. You know, art school was s’pose to keep you on track but at the same time that was when the gang violence started getting crazy in New York.” It’s hard to tell if his influences were so strong that they suggested a life of poetry to him, but there’s no doubt that they are still with him. He rails off a list of heavyweights that signify an erudite love of his craft that is unusual for emcees his age, “Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Redman, Lost Boyz, Busta, AZ, of course Nas and Biggie…” Once again it’s hard to get him to stop, but when I point out that many of these artists came from his area it comes as such a matter of fact that he doesn’t have anything to say. It’s like asking a lion to describe his place in the animal kingdom. B.O. definitely has a predatorial eye for the stage and thrives in this testing ground that too many successful recording artists seem to bypass. His live show is bursting with energy and improvised charisma and his cultural role as crowd-moving emcee is completely preserved in front of an audience. On his own dollar going out to Japan to promote himself with his DJ Cutbird, he actually landed the same day as the earthquake, after that experience along meshed with others of life’s mishaps he has matured gracefully in his art form and definitely spits with a vengeance.”If you see how I work right now, I got unlimited amounts of things to say and I don’t stop learning. I’ll parlet with anybody… I wanna be a staple.” Oh, my other question… where did the name “B.O.” come from? “BlackOut, the trio.” Apparently, there’s three sides to every story: what you think, what you know, and the truth. B.O.’s story is no exception.
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