“I live in a towned-housed neighbourhood with my mother and younger sister within a community that sparks fire every corner you past. Most of the time it’s violent, Sometimes it’s peaceful but it is always home”. Strong and powerful words from a young and talented artist born Blay Armah but known to the musical world as, Blaze the Fireman. He’s been rapping for over 8 years and has had his share of highlights, positive and negative. Having been involved in multiple rap groups in the past, Blaze has found his share of problems and his solution was to fly solo and form a team called F.O.B. (Family of Business). What makes the team different is that not every member is a rapper. “Each member in this team has a specific role that they play but what unites us all is that each and every one of us has a business mentality...Everyone has their own passion, love, and strength and that’s what makes us a family of business”. He’s had numerous opportunities to perform and has done so for the RCMP, the Poor Alex Theatre, Jane and Finch Mall, Oakdale Community Centre, threw a concert at his old high school naming it “The Fireman Show” and many more. He has also taken his show game across borders and performed at the MVP Bar and Grill in New York City, Has released mixtapes called “The Heatwave” & “The Heatwave 2” which are on websites like hotnewhiphop.com, lastfm.com and have been distributed to stores like iTunes, Amazonmp3, Googleplay etc. Currently now working on another mixtape separate from “The Heatwave” series. Blaze has much to look forward to and he says it best. “My goal is to shine light in Toronto and let it be recognized for many things but most importantly open the minds and the eyes of the people with my music”.
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