From the moment that you hear the line, “My crazy mind concocts a rhyme and then delivers it,” you instantly wonder whether this is just another sub par performer. Upon further listening however you realize this is actually someone quite different. BK is the “unexpected jewel of Hip Hop”, says Ericka Withers, a local fan . With a great ability to fuse deep lyrical content with intense melodies, BK is raising the bar for emcees and singers alike.
After the departure of her abusive father at 4, BK realized quickly that life is full of unexpected disappointments. She began to write as a means of therapy, using lyrics and melodies to express her painful experiences. “I still feel blessed,” says BK. “I was given this magical gift that I intend to use to express my passions and pain.” After hearing her album BK’S WAY, it is clear she has done just that. From eerie recollections of abuse, to the frustrations of trying to make it, all the way to how it feels to move on the dance floor, BK has successfully put together a melting pot of songs guaranteed to guide you through her realities.
Growing up in San Francisco California, BK learned hip hop from her local community. Attending public school near Marin City where rapping was an all day activity, BK was quickly immersed in a world where she could finally see where her passion resided. Coming into the music scene with a sound reminiscent of MC Lyte mixed with Lauryn Hill, BK learned quickly she could blend emceeing with singing to attract a much larger audience. Drawing inspiration from local artists like Tupac Shakur all the way to Aretha Franklin, BK began her path to reach her dream. From porch competitions to eventually playing larger venues, BK continues to own her craft as a true original.
Now residing in LA, there is no question that BK will accomplish her goal as a successful recording artist. Having worked with people all over the country, from Prozack Turner to RA Scion of Common Market, appearing on public tv and radio shows, and recently releasing her debut album BK’S WAY, it is clear that BK really is an unexpected jewel.