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BxBoi-K Interview
BxBoi-K was born and raised in the South Bronx, NY. He has been grinding hard for a few years, and has gained some great traction over the past several months with his latest music. He Reps The Code and Represents THE BEST of the 718.

THIS IS HIS STORY.
Representing the SEVEN ONE EIGHT, and being born and Raised in the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, what inspires you to continue and to elevate the Hip Hop culture in your Hometown?

- Well I want the culture that I grew up in to be there for the youth because I enjoyed it so much. As much as Hip Hop is evolving, I just want to contribute to helping keep it original and full of creativity. Hip Hop got me through a lot of pain and struggle when I was coming up and I just want to be able to do the same for someone else coming from the same city; especially coming from poverty like most of the youth in the South Bronx these days.

Through our collaboration, and in general, fashion and Hip Hop tend to go hand in hand. What are your thoughts on the current state of fashion in the Hip Hop world?

- Because what we wear represents who we are, I think fashion in Hip Hop is at a great place right now. Everyone is able to wear what they want to express themselves and be creative. It’s also great for the fans because they can support their favorite/local artists and it's more affordable than trying to keep up with the high end fashion. It's a beautiful thing and I love the diversity.

Growing up, who did you look up to in Hip Hop and why?

- There are a couple, but the main ones are Jay-Z, Biggie, DMX, The Lox, Big Pun, and Slick Rick. I feel they had the most impact on me because they represented the kids in the ghetto. They told our story and gave us inspiration to be better than what we were expected. They were breaking the rules and kicking down doors. It was perseverance at its finest to me. I learned a lot about life through their music and it kept me focused. I really appreciate that era of Hip Hop. A lot of greats came from that time.

If you could tell people one thing about BxBoi-K that separates you from the pack, what would it be?

- I would say being able to paint such a vivid picture is what separates me from the rest. Anyone can make music but not many can bring you into the moment of what their talking about. To make you feel the same feeling they had or someone else had about an event or experience in their life. I give it to you raw and uncut but still keep it musical and easy on the ears.

What do you have coming up that you would like to let the people know about?

- I'll definitely be dropping a bunch of videos in the upcoming weeks. The first one will be for the song "It's Just Me", followed by "Disappear." (Both originals.) I am also going to be doing as many shows as possible especially after the successful show I performed at on March 12th through Major Stage at Club Pyramid in NYC. My LP "Dirty Mattress" will also be dropping this summer. It will be full of creative and inspiring music that details what the kids in the ghetto go through growing up in the Bronx. I just want the people to know how special the Bronx is and how strong it has made me. It got me this far but I'm going to take her further. It's my BX!