The rapper and producer of rap and hip hop known as Bozea has released his debut single, “Countin' 100's.” The track has been proudly released without support from the corporate music industry on the Full Profit Entertainment music label. Gritty, aggressive, and coming from one of the street's most direct urban poets, “Countin' 100's” pulls no punches and proves that Bozea is one of Cleveland's voices to hear in 2014.
Bozea cites as main music inspirations such legends of the mic as Kanye West, Tupac Shakur, Scarface, Snoop Doggy Dogg (now Snoop Lion), 50 Cent, and the Notorious B.I.G. As such, his own single, “Countin' 100's” is a blend of hardcore, old-school themes and cutting-edge tones and styles. He has been making his own brand of hip hop since his early days at high school.
Asked to discuss his start in music, Bozea writes concisely, “[I started in music] at age 12, experiencing and seeing rugged things in the streets.” Appropriately, he states that his music paints a non-fictional portrait of growing up in the inner city. “[My music describes] realities of the 'hood and of street life,” he writes. “This particular song focuses on my status and the passion to make money.”
Bozea takes his name partially from his nickname, “Bo.” His official artist's bio states that “he is noted for having a prophetical flow full of truth in the likeness of a prophet,” wherefore the second half of his name is taken from the Biblical character, Hosea.
Bozea's understanding of the hardships of the street are genuine. After moving at the age of 16 to East Cleveland, he began selling hard drugs and was eventually sentenced to three years in prison. He spent his time at Lima Correctional Institution boxing and attending college. Years later, he has since co-founded the Full Profit Ent. record label and earned his Assoc. Degree in Business Admin. with a 3.95 GPA.
“Countin' 100's” by Bozea is available online worldwide.
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