Brought into the world May 28th, 1984 as Cory Smith, but "Young Dibiase" has always been an appropriate name for the unique individual. Dibiase was diagnosed with Sickle Cell at birth. Realizing he has to work twice as hard, the blood disorder has proven to be a successful motivation in his life and career. The youngest of 5 grew up in a Military based family, and although he was born in Frankfort Germany, he calls Kentucky his home. Experience with alcohol, drugs, poverty, violence, dysfunctional family issues, and personal health issues at a young age have been the fuel that fires Dibiase's passion as an artist.
His first acquaintance with music was in 1998 when he began writing and producing in his own home after school. Two years later Dibiase (B.K.A. CORE) started a group with high school with friends/brothers Jamaal and Travis Thompson which led to his exposure as a Recording Artist. The group recorded countless tracks but never "officially" released an album. Dibiase eventually decided to go solo and proceed as an Independent Producer/ Writer/ Engineer.
In 2005 while attending College, Dibiase met William "Ill Will" McBroom, and they later became partners of “Hooligan Music Group”/ Fam Squad Entertainment”. In 2006 Dibiase began working on his first project, the “Just Fury” mix tape (Justify My Fury). The mix tape was a promotional tool for the single “Piece of Mind” FT. Justin “JC” Crowder, who later signed to Block Entertainment/ Bad Boy South. The “Just Fury” mix tape was highly successful, selling out of stock in less than two months in the streets.
Since the release of “Just Fury” the artist B.K.A. CORE, officially changed his name to “Young Dibiase” after battling three “near fatal” Sickle Cell Crises in less than a year. After the discharge of his most recent hospitalization on December 15th, 2007 Debiase began recording his 2nd official mix tape “Million $1 Dream” symbolizing his strength, motivation, and optimism. The CD is set to hit streets and local stores February 23rd, 2008 to set up Dibiase’s 3rd Mixtape “HOOLIGAN MUZIK” (Set Drop to December 09)
"Just Fury" Mixtape (Released March, 07)
"Million $1 Dream" Mixtape (Released March, 08)
"HOOLIGAN MUZIK" (Mixtape Set Drop to December 09)