Every once in a while, the music industry discovers something unexpected, something game changing, and most of all something legendary. Their mark on the game isn't well understood for years to come, but they embellish, they shift ego's, and they alter entire genres. Enter Anthony Bezel, a perennial game-changer in the making, offering a perspective, a refreshing outlook, and a cutting-edge aural revolution; all for the price of one. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, Anthony Bezel spent the majority of his adolescence in neighboring Toronto, a sky-high city of bright lights and loud sirens, a stark contrast to the rest of the country's demeanor. It was here that the dark corner of urban life enthralled the young'n – but early motherly affection kept him sane. "My mother raised me, for most of my life. My dad did as well. They split at an early age. But my grandparents raised me too. My childhood was different . Watching certain things my mother went through working 2-3 jobs day and night just for us to survive it wasn't ever easy." These early recollections laid the foundation for a cold warming up to reality; but first, music intervened. By age five, music was already an option, as Anthony Bezel recalls: "My mother always loved R&B, my father used to sing, and my uncle was a rapper himself. By six I was writing and reciting my raps" By the time he turned fourteen, the familial ties ended up leading to an introspective learning curve, with music serving as a centerpiece. "When I was 14, I decided this is what I loved, and what I wanted to do. My uncle kind of showed me the ropes a bit but my cousin (Gold Tubby) helped me develop the sound I have now. When my mom looked at me and said, 'I believe in you' – that's when I had confirmation I was doing right thing." But, as the lord giveth, he taketh away. An unexpected five-year hiatus took Anthony to unknown Florida, apart from the family that had so strengthened and regulated him. "My teen years were different. I spent fair amount of time between my mom, my moms mom, my dad, and my dads mom. I had to learn to work hard and provide for myself. I did a lot of wrong but the more mistakes you make the more you learn, and I learned." Anthony explains. "I'm an artist. It is my job to provoke the establishment. To provoke what you believe. To provoke emotions. To provoke a conversation." With such an ambivalent outlook, an aura of success and a buzz-worthy word-of-mouth campaign have Anthony Bezel on the fast track to stardom – it's only a matter of time.
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