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Bless

Montreal born and bread MC Bless has spent almost his entire life surrounded by hip-hop whether it was break dancing by age 8 or demoing songs in the studio by 12. At the young age of 21 he is of a generation that is old enough to respect the history, but has an eye towards becoming the future.

By the time he was 16, Bless was already garnering a reputation as being a battle MC in and around Montreal who could stand toe to toe with anyone, appearing on radio shows and jumping on any stage with an open mic, taking on some of the cities seasoned vets. It wasn't too long after that ...read more

Montreal born and bread MC Bless has spent almost his entire life surrounded by hip-hop whether it was break dancing by age 8 or demoing songs in the studio by 12. At the young age of 21 he is of a generation that is old enough to respect the history, but has an eye towards becoming the future.

By the time he was 16, Bless was already garnering a reputation as being a battle MC in and around Montreal who could stand toe to toe with anyone, appearing on radio shows and jumping on any stage with an open mic, taking on some of the cities seasoned vets. It wasn't too long after that he was feeling like a fish that was too big for Montreal's pond.

He headed to New York where a few good connections lead him to doing tracks with such famed producers as DJ Lethal (House Of Pain, Limp Bizkit) and Rahiem (Grandmaster Flash). But it was at the famed Rock Steady Crew's 25th Anniversary where a chance meeting with the legendary Guru of Gangstarr started to get the ball rolling. Within days they were in the studio laying down what would become "Never Ending Saga" for Guru's "Baldhead Slick" album that also featured the likes of Ice-T, Killa Priest, DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Bless toured this album as Guru's backup MC and got to see the world in turn.

Upon their return Bless began work on his debut 12" for Guru's "Ill Kid" imprint, which was famed for underground classics by Bahamida and Group Home. The result was "Talkin' to Me" which featured Guru and peaked at #6 on the underground hip-hop chart in the U.S.

Bless decided it was time to take things into his own hands and started the "Platinumberg" imprint, which boasts a roster of his cohorts. Platinumberg's first release was "Platinumberg: The Movement" (DKD Group/EMI) a compilation featuring Afu-Ra, Mr. Wiggles (Rock Steady Crew), Guru, as well as Platinumberg artists T.F.S. and Dexter D.

The album received critical acclaim; ("This is the most important rap CD to emerge from Canada" - Montreal Gazette) as well as charting on many top 10 campus and indie charts. The album also spawned 3 singles ("My Time", Against The Grain" and "What Ya Gon Do"), all 3 peaked on Muchmusic Rapcity's top 5. "My time" was also featured in ESPN's football drama "Playmakers". Bless also toured the album extensively, linking up with Obie Trice, Beatnuts, De La Soul and Gangstarr. Most recently he hooked up with Lloyd Banks on his "Hunger For More" Canadian tour, playing to sold out venues across the country.

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The Book of Bless
2005

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