B-Risk is a Mexican/American Rapper that lived his child years in Colorado and later lived his other half in Wyoming, where he started getting into rhyming words and he later started rapping at age 12 along side with his cousin that’s 3 years younger than him. B-Risk started rapping to take him away from the stress and problems caused at home, from an alcoholic father to having no mother, and he has gone through problems from selling drugs to almost ending his life from overdose. Most of his lyrics tell about his experiences. B-Risk is currently rapping with the High Life Crew from High Life Latino Entertainment (his own label); High Life Latino Entertainment was formed by B-Risk and his cousin Tripp J. The label was formed to recruit other Hispanic local rappers. The only current members in the High Life Crew is B-Risk and Tripp J, after having some conflict with two other ex members. After losing two of the crew members, B-Risk than started his solo project “New Future Awaits” mixtape. To this present day, B-Risk is solo for the moment due to Tripp J working on his own mixtape, and this is the time B-Risk is really starting to shine and is showing extreme improvement.
What’s the first thing you would say to someone when they ask you to describe yourself as an artist?
The first thing that would pop up to my mind is, i’m not your usual hispanic rapper, I can spit lines that would be unpredictable to the listeners of my lyrics, you give me a beat and I’ll twist up some words into my verses.
How long have you been in the industry?
Well since age 9 I remember liking poems and that’s when I first started writing rhymes to go along my drawings. You can say I made a poem on the subject of my drawing. Then when I started Jr. High at age 12, I was putting on beats with my little cousin and we free flowed and wrote for a hobby till age 15. At that age I started writing lyrics down like crazy in notebooks, I only had a karaoke at the time so I just rapped to beats and recorded them on tapes. Then when I hit my 17 years I decided to buy a computer with my last paycheck I got from my work after being fired (laughs out loud). I then, set up my own home studio and spend half my day hours working on tracks, free flows etc. I was going all out till I found the perfect beats; I end up writing to some beats that I really enjoyed. So now I’m always at my studio like if it’s my job, you know? So basically I been in the recording industry for a year already, and now I’m trying to move my career to the bigger leagues.
Do you have any projects out now?
I have some full tracks done, and I’m currently finishing up my first mix tape “New Future Awaits” and I currently started working on my next mix tape “The 12th Graduation”.
What inspires your music?
I got to say my experiences, from my childhood, to my current days. As long as I keep living, I’ll keep rapping about my experiences. I always tell people I rap from my heart and mind. And actually one more things that inspire me are trying to be the first successful member from my whole family.
Where are you from?
I’m from the straight up south side. I was born on the south side of Cheyenne, WY; I was raised as a child in the east side of Greeley. I move back to the south side of Cheyenne later in my older years and lived there since.
What artists in the industry inspire you the most today?
I got to say Wiz Khalifa.
Why is that?
Because he is 19 years old and to me he just kills his beats, I usually wake up listening to his music. I really like the way he flows and at a young age getting so much world recognition is amazing. He is an influence to me.
What makes you different from other artist today?
I got to say my style, like if you listen to my lyrics in some songs I do some crazy word rhyming, I even sometimes write a sentence without rhyming a word, but on the next sentence I rhyme every word with the one above it. So I think that’s what makes me different is the way I can set up rhymes.
What do you want your future fans to know about you?
Keep a lookout for me because I’m going to keep coming up, and to always remember me as being as equal as every person out there, and if your my fan and ever see me out in public, I will talk to you as you were a close friend. You know what I’m saying? Because an artist is not an artist without his fans.