Although some may associate the name “BNE” (Breakin’ N Enterin’) to strictly criminal activity, it is not confined to one definition and like anything else this duo does, it was strategically planned, and besides the obvious, it has and will always take on many different meanings. BNE enters back into the lab with their Most Anticipated Album project – “Divide & Conquer”. Scheduled to release in the third quarter of 2011, it is set to provide many different concepts; sounds, plots, themes, and most importantly variety and individuality. Something that is often overlooked in today’s hip hop genre. It will be a collaborative of life-told stories, creative rhyme play, heart to heart messages and social economics.
Many of you may know this Hip-Hop duo from the city of Boston for their East Coast swagger, cocky technique and specialdeliveries. BNE started in the music industry as street team promoters for Def Jam/JMJ and has carried their entertainment career into motion picture work. If you’ve seen BNE perform, you know that their live presence is undeniable and fans have raved about their appearances in several venues throughout the United States. They’ve performed alongside; Fat Joe, Queen Latifah, Public
Enemy, Canibus, KSolo, Red Café, Kardinal Offishall, Run DMC, DMX and others. They truly seem to capture the audiences’ attention, and refuse to perform under any other circumstances. The love they have for the culture not only shines through their music, but also through their expressions and techniques. They have been and will be a force to be reckoned with now and in the future. Not to mention their new found passion for acting (see filmography below).
IN THE HOODZ OF MASSACHUSETTS
Brolick Stevenson: The definition of a gritty street scholar with loads of rhyme talents. As a Native Bostonian with Georgia roots, Brolick has ripped the scene with irregular yet witty verses of true reality mixed with morality and perseverance. Fixated with the pioneers of “rap” and the Hip-Hop culture, one can always find some everyday suffering, consequences and knowledge in his delivery and concepts. Brolick has the mind frame of an observant soul, not the demonstrator. He makes wise choices of word play and delivers carefully plotted techniques on each subject. But, on the other hand, he is the pro-active gut-puncher, the wild storm with a mix of charm and game.
B.L.I. (Ben Livin It): Is what u would call an artist, not a rapper. Born in Brooklyn, he has been both surrounded and influenced by music his entire life. His father was a musician, and at a young age he was writing music and playin’ the saxophone. B.L.I. became what nice and smooth would call “a hip hop junkie”. Although influenced by many of the pioneers, it wasn’t until EPMD’s “you got’s to chill”, that he realized how much the hip hop culture made him not only want to listen, but be apart of it. B.L.I. is
creative, gritty, rude and describes the more irrational & out of this world side of the mc. He plots patiently awaiting his epiphany…and once arrived continuously spits pictures for you to follow. The combination of both is what makes this mc so dangerous.
When stewed in the same pot, Brolick & B.L.I. refuse to set boundaries on where they can go and what they can do. Expect a rhyme pattern different from most other artists.
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(Mixtape compilation 2008): Executive Producer(s): BNE
Featured Artists: Imperial and Chubs. Production: Nox Beatz and Industry Instrumentals
“Form & Function”
(Mixtape compilation release 2nd Quarter 2011): Executive Producer(s): BNE
Featured Artists: Chubs and Kuntree Grown. Production: BNE
“Divide & Conquer” – (Debut Album – First Quarter 2011): Executive Producer(s): BNE
Featured Artists: Ed O.G., Kuntree Grown, Rappa Dahma, Ms. Aquarius and Tonda Parker.
Production: Nox Beats, Phillip Fiasco, Squared Root, Rich the Genius
“Company Men” 2009 (Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner)
“The Fighter” 2009 (Starring: Mark Walhberg and Christian Beale)
“What’s Your Number” 2010 (Starring: Ana Faris, Chris Evans)
“Just Drive” 2010 (short Film)
“OxyTown USA” 2011 (Starring: Brolick, BLI, Elee Pierce and Danny Mullen)
“Dont Jus Talk – Say Sumthin”
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