Life begins at birth and ends at death. In between, we play its game. Buffalo-born, BSF member, Heem, documents life in the trenches, with an acute attention to detail, unfiltered honesty, and a sharp sense of humor. Heem depicts moments of pain, transformation, and triumph with his sophomore BSF project, and new full-length LP, From The Cradle To The Game, (BSF/MNRK) which is now available.
Thriving in his closer role, Heem put a bow on BSF’s 2020 with his Long Story Short project with Green Lantern & DJ Shay. Curated and championed by the late, great DJ Shay and Hosted by DJ Green Lantern, Long Story Short featured appearances from Benny The Butcher, Rick Hyde & Boldy James, along with production from DJ Shay, Jansport J, and DJ Green Lantern. More recently, Heem appeared on the standout track from BSF’s Long Live DJ Shay project, “Times Is Rough,” which also featured Benny The Butcher and Rick Hyde and was produced by DJ Premier.
From The Cradle To The Game features appearances and production from Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Stove God Cooks, Styles P Jansport J, DJ Green Lantern, and the Black Soprano Family. “My life is music” Heem explains. There’s so much truth. I’ve gone through a lot, and the title of my album is named after these real-life experiences.” Along the way, Heem assembled what would eventually become From The Cradle To The Game. “I came up a good child, went over the line, and jumped into the game” Heem observes. “I went from the street game to the rap game. I’m a little more seasoned, and this is ready to go. Now, it’s all over” he grins.
“Heem is the heart of BSF; when you hear him spit you automatically believe it” Benny The Butcher adds.
To celebrate the release of From The Cradle To The Game, Heem also released a new visual for “Mob Business,” which features BSF Capo Benny The Butcher and Styles P. You can watch the “Mob Business: video below.
In addition to releasing From The Cradle To The Game, Heem is also on the road supporting his BSF family member Benny The Butcher and his Thank God I Made It Tour; and will also be supporting on the International leg of the tour as well; with stops in Ireland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Poland and more.
Heem’s From The Cradle To The Game is now available via BSF/MNRK Records.
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