B. Blunt has been in love with music since the early days of his childhood. Growing up in a soul and funk filled town like Washington, DC and singing in local youth choirs inspired Blunt to make music his life’s passion. This singer, producer, writer, and musician has focused all of his energies on providing to the world his soul and unique sound.
Making music has always been in his blood as his father was a member of the legendary group, The Drifters. Blunt recorded his first song at the tender age of three and soon began playing the drums and keyboard. As a soloist in his church choir, he had the opportunity to open for several distinguished gospel artists like Vickie Winans and Darryl Coley and perform alongside Richard Smallwood and Yolanda Adams. These performances in front of thousands of people gave Blunt an extreme amount of confidence and conviction that he could follow his dreams.
Blunt studied music briefly at Lincoln University and Bowie State University. In 2002 he became the lead male vocalist for a local band with an affectionate and warm name, Yamama’nym (pronounced Ya-mama-an-nem). Combining sultry soulful sounds with a touch of Jazz, a hint of soul, and a twist of hip-hop, Yamama’nym quickly became one of the hottest live bands in the Washington, DC area, as well as Baltimore, St. Louis and Norfolk, Va. While singing with Yamama’Nym Blunt has performed various local venues such as the African American Heritage Festival in Baltimore and The Annual Black Family Reunion on the National Mall and Juste Lounge. The groups’ debut album entitled “2:00 AM” was released in 2003 and features the crowd favorite, “Soular Tranquility” which was performed, written, produced and arranged by Blunt.
When not performing with or writing for the band, Blunt spends all of his creative energy running his own production company, Boog Entertainment. Boog Entertainment was started to add another aspect to Blunt’s musical repertoire, his love for Hip-Hop music. Boog Entertainment has afforded Blunt the opportunity to produce and write songs for numerous established and up and coming hip-hop and R&B acts in the Washington area. Blunt has recorded with Jive Records recording artist Raheem Devaughn and produced four songs for hip-hop artist 20x20’s commercially released album, “The Vision".
Throughout the years, Blunt has collaborated and performed with some of Washington DC’s most talented musicians and artists including Lil Los, Don Carter, Black Alley, Uncalled 4, E.U., Lissen, Familiar Faces, and the legendary Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. He’s performed at some of the most popular venues in town including Bar Nun, Home Nightclub, FUR, Iconz, Zanzibar on the Waterfront, Kili's Kafe, Café Asia, Club U, Izora's, Takoma Station, Juste Lounge, Camden Yards, Daedalus, Pearl, Johnny K's, WPGC, Warner Theatre, the Washington Convention Center, and the Kennedy Center. In addition Blunt has been afforded the opportunity to perform alongside national recording artists such as Al Green, Mint Condition, Biz Markie and Lil Scrappy. Blunt has also opened up for Brian McKnight, Floetry, Jadakiss, Jaheim, Anthony Hamilton, and Erykah Badu. He has performed at several major events including the 2005 Essence Music Festival, Baptist World Alliance Annual Convention, Positive Black Men’s Coalition, Annual Congressional Black Caucus Black Tie Dinner, Unifest, XM Radio’s The Flow, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award show. Additionally Blunt has been fortunate enough to travel outside of the DC area to perform in cities like Baltimore, New York, St. Louis, Norfolk, New Orleans and even Hong Kong.
Blunt wants people to groove to his melodic production and to feel the joys and pains of his life when he touches you with his stirring voice. He aims to carry on the traditions of Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington and other Washington, DC music legends and put his hometown back on the map.