Bishup is one of those rare Midwest finds as in the likes of Bone Thugs, Nelly and Kanye. Bishup brings a unique flow and personality that is not congruent to the Hip Hop majority.
Bishup was raised on the North side of St. Louis, Missouri. Being intelligent enough to foresee the tragic outcomes for many young men, Bishup moved on in search of opportunities outside of St. Louis.
In his travels, Bishup’s desire for the fresh and new turned into thirst for his place in the world. Within his mental desert, a mirage symbolizing music appeared and changed his life forever.
The change brought on a creativity that was previously unknown. Bishup experienced a calling from the music Gods, which led to the release of his debut album, Mood Swingz 2000 followed by 2002’s Pleasure-R-Pain and 2004’s Walk With Me.
During the course of the three albums, Bishup lived in Atlanta, New York, The Bay Area, Los Angels, St. Louis, Chicago, and London. While promoting around the country and across the pond, Bishup has come to be known as The Traveling Salesman, which is ironically the name of his fourth album.
With the expertise of Grammy award winning producer, Fran Cathcart, production for The Traveling Salesman began in 2002. While living in Los Angels in 2005 Bishup became a victim of random gun fire. The bullet went through his neck, then his spinal cord and finally lodged itself in his shoulder. This injury left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Despite his diagnosis, Bishup persevered and gained some feeling and slight movement within three months of the accident. With the will of a champion, Bishup began to walk after a years time.
Once back on his feet, Bishup got back to working on The Traveling Salesman between physical therapy sessions. He began collaborating with producers such as Ahz, Native, and Gahsh.
The Traveling Salesman is meant to give you a look into the world of an Artist, a Man, and thee Brand on a journey to succeed.