Spotlight on Block Money
When it comes to hip hop music, Demetrius “Blockmoney” Bradley likes to think he fell far from the apple tree. He’s following the beat of his own drum rather than follow the current music trends.
“I like to think of myself as an influential, motivational artist,” he stated. “I want to touch people with my music, I talk about the streets, education, politics, kids without parental influences, people who’ve been bullied, etc. Nothing is off limits.” Now a days everyone who has an MP3 , and Video wants to be considered a Rapper however I’m and Emcee. Blockmoney’s first Mixtape release was in 2007 titled Hoodfellaz, while attending Central State University, Once he acquired his Bachelors, he attended Full Sail University obtaining his Master’s in Entertainment Business. Block, formed Block Music Group LLC, BMG Publishing and BMG Record Label in 2010, his motto is “Nothing can stop you from being the best of you except you”. BMG dropped his first single in 2012 Titled “Tonight” His next mixtape “Str8offtheblock” was released on Datpiff in 2014. Block completed a 5 City tour in 2015 with Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes which enabled him to meet producers and DJ’s from around the country.
For his latest project, and his biggest to date, Blockmoney worked with several Grammy-nominated producers, for his first EP Titled “No Matter What, with producers Justen “J. Rob” Robinson, (Chrisette Michele, Ludacris, Dru Hill and Pusha T), Producer Duane DaRock , ( Jadakiss, Styles P , Nicki, Faith Evans and Jim Jones ) “I’m very excited about it. We’ve been getting a lot of press about it, too. The production is very clean. I’m proud about the amount of hard work that’s gone into it and the opportunities that may come with it,” he said.
Composed of eight tracks, Block describes the music on his latest project as “Midwest flavor seasoned with soul and southern hip hop.” Fans of hip hop will easily find all the tracks relatable. “My life is the inspiration for my songs. Every day is an inspiration. For me and everybody else, life is an everyday battle that we all go through. We all face ups and downs, highs and lows,” he stated. “If everybody could be their own inspiration imagine what the world would be like. Today you have to many artist that all sound the same, I suggest that they stop trying to be like everybody else.”
Influenced by such artists as Biggy, Nas and Tribe Called Quest, currently Nipsey and Kendrick —Block describes his own music as “honest.” While he loves every song on the EP, he says his absolute favorite is “No Matter What”. I like it because it encourages people to succeed no matter what the obstacles might be,” he stated. Block just completed a Central Florida Radio tour, campaign, WJFP Ft. Pierce with them Dawgs DJ Raylow and DJ Pupp, Orlando’s DJ Wire WPRK 91.5, and Miami’s WKMT DB Dagr8fm with DJ Polo, and a live stream TV show with DJ Ramadus and Smiling Smiley on UNTV and Universal Miami .com. Block is currently working on his next Mix Tape to be release this Summer and his next EP with Grammy Nominated producers DJ Pain 1 , Music Mystro and the Nasty Beatmakers.
To learn more about Block, visit him at: http://blockmoney200.cash