Bruiser Bambino

How did you get started? Tell us your story!

I started making music when I was in 7th grade. Two of my childhood friends and I had a group called Savagely Balling. We used to walk to one of my homie’s cribs to record after school or on the weekends. We used to host little parties at this local park, called Creel Park, and we would perform. I stopped rapping in 9th grade because I felt like my homies weren’t taking it as seriously as I was, so I gave it a break. Years went by and when I graduated I kind of gravitated towards music again. One day, my homie, UnoTheActivist, invited me to a studio in Stone Mountain, GA and we made a song; I been rapping ever since. Salute to my boy Uno. I was born in Selma, Alabama. That’s a small city that most of my family and ancestors were born and raised. But when I was 3, my mom moved to College Park and I’ve been rocking and rollin' ever since. I grew up on Southern rap and R&B. Lil Wayne was my favorite artist I used to listen to every mixtape he dropped, and I use to practice his lyrics.

What is your experience in the music industry? Do you have any formal training or schooling? If not, are you self-taught and how did you learn your craft? What is your learning style? What are your favorite educational resources (ex. college, YouTube, etc.)?

I would say listening to Lil Wayne, 2 Chains, Gucci man growing up helped me with music growing up. Even before I started rapping, I knew how to rap because of them. But overall, I’m self-taught because I don’t sound like them. I didn’t make my music based on what they were talking about in their music. I Took my experiences in life and I put them on a track. I didn’t go to college. I’m just a very intellectual person and you can hear it in my music.

What are some credits and achievements that you have? Who have you worked with? Who have you collaborated with?

UnoTheActivist is my only major collaboration as of now. I really don’t do a lot of major features. I want people to just hear me and my pain and explorations through my music. Other than music I’ve achieved a lot in life.

Who are your biggest influences growing up and why? Who do you like to listen to now and why? Who’s on your playlist right now?

Lil Wayne, 100%.

What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve encountered or faced in this industry?

People won’t put you on in the industry if they see you have more potential to pass them. I rock solo

How would you describe your sound and style?

I’m a trap-star in my mind but I have a depressed side of me that I express in some songs, dealing with females and anxiety. I have a deep voice, so my sound is broad and verbal.

What are some of your goals this year?

To make 6 figures and put my team on. I’m building a studio for myself so I can lock in and never pay for studio time ever again

Who are the top 3 artists, producers, engineers, videographers, or others you would want to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?

I couldn’t say. I’m a loner and antisocial. I like whoever I see potential in. I can work with anyone long as they have a vision.

What is your creative process like?

I like to record alone or with my little brother in the room because I feel more comfortable. When I’m on the Henny, my true emotions take over. I don’t need females or drugs to create

What’s your favorite go-to order?

I love seafood!