Roosevelt McGill was born in the summer of 1979 in Harlem, New York. At the young age of 5, he lost his mother. His father, emotionally scarred after the death of his wife was unable to care for his young son. His failings led to Roosevelt being shuffled in and out of foster care and group homes. Eventually, the streets became his educator. His teachers being drug dealers, gangs and pimps. His classroom the streets of Bed Stuy. His reputation notorious, he was named Blazo for his hot temper and quick draw of the gun to start and end disputes. Like may others before him, the streets gives you two choices: death or jail. Blazo lost to the latter.
In prison, he learned a new life lesson, EXPRESSION. His mind gave him the freedom that his body did not. He expressed his situation, he expressed his fustration, he expressed his fears, dreams, his life. "Welcome 2 My World", his debut single introducing the masses to a man no longer confined to a small cell and prison bars. Blazo was no more. Out of the ashes, rose a phoenix and his name is Rose Blaze. A man on a mission, Roze Blaze, went to work on "Classic: The Mixtape", a compilation of rawness, determination and old school. This is just the beginning of the new blaze of hip hop. Roze Blaze, a name on the cusp of infamy.