Name: Blake Carrington
From: Born Toronto raised in Buffalo NY
Projects Released: Welcome to My World (2009), Love is a Risk (2010), Dare2Dream hosted by the LA Leakers (2011)
Influences: God, Life, O.U.I (Our Unique Impression), Experiences Good or Bad, Stevie Wonder, A tribe Called Quest, OutKast, 2pac, Notorious BIG, Jay-z, Kanye West, Sade and Big Boy from Power 106
What prompted your start for your career path?
My family was in the music business so I was a part of it since I was 5 years of age. My father was a Rapper named De Dot Tee he always used to freestyle to me and played music of all types. I played a lot of basketball in high school, and I would always freestyle with the team and one of my friends at the time told me to take it serious so I did and here I am.
Who first recognized your talents and what it meant to you?
My Dad was one of the first ones to recognize I had talent. It meant so much to me till this day, I look at my father as my hero he’s been though so much and it made him the man he is today because of that him recognizing I have talent will always mean the most to me.
First problem you have come across?
The First major problem I came across is when I got Booed at Amateur Night at the Apollo theater in Harlem New York in 07. It was a problem for me because the first time I did the show I won twice. When I got booed on my third try felt like the world came down on me but it made me a better person and great performer in the end cause I didn’t give up.
As an up and coming artist what was it that you seen that you needed to improve on?
My attitude I used to have a bad attitude I used to think my talent alone would just take me there but it wont. Talent is only 20% so I improved on my attitude, music and hustle. I always plan improving on everything that’s why I’m glad to have my team OUI around me because were the type of team to improve each other.
How will you make an impact given a chance?
Well no chance is given so I will take mine. With that being said staying true to what I do and displaying my story and personality would make an impact on not just music but the world.
Why should people take notice in your work?
People should take notice to my work because I display my Own Unique Impression of my Story, Energy, Passion and Versatility.
Watch the “Colour Her II” video below: