Hailing from Silver Spring, MD, 23 year old rapper, Bou is here to deliver his latest club thumpin single, “Side B*tch”.
Innovative beats are his forte, considering his extensive percussion skills, however, an interesting turn of events quickly ignited his passion for artistry. Shortly after graduating high school, Bou was accepted to Howard University, and during his freshman year went through a law enforcement incident which resulted in him being on house arrest for five months. Being socially limited due to his 5 p.m. curfew, his friend Jason Harris (aka JHarissBeats) would visit, hang out and play a variety of his beats. On one particular occassion, Bou requested some production from his friend via email and it was history from there. The rap artist was born.
A few short months after his initial inspiration, Bou released his first mixtape, Rough Draft, in 2012. From this platform, he began to pursue his career in rap. With positive feedback and support from his community, Bou released his second mixtape, Thesis, in 2013. Since catching the attention of listeners, Bou has created a buzz in the DMV Hip-Hop community.
Bou counts Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Fabolous, T.I., and J. Cole as his musical inspirations. He was also heavily influenced by up and coming local rapper and childhood friend Frank Diggy, who was murdered in late 2012. Bou describes his music as “raw rap, authentic, and from the heart.” He raps about his life experiences in the streets in combination with what he has learned in the classroom.
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