When discussing Brooklyn, it is evident that there is a growing subgenre of hip-hop that is shifting the landscape of not only the music industry, but the sound of rap music. Drill, a style that originated in Chicago, IL, later emerged in the UK and found a home in Brooklyn, is a gritty sound that caters to those with an ear to the streets with a love for trap beats. Bizzy Banks is one of the voices in the Brooklyn drill scene worth mentioning, with an infectious sound earning the respect of acclaimed rappers such as the late Pop Smoke, who regarded him as a rising rapper to look out for. “Bizzy Banks has emerged as the latest up-and-comer in Brooklyn drill.” – Pitchfork
Born Majesty Moses in the neighborhood of East New York in Brooklyn, NY to a Trinidadian-American household, the 21 year-old rapper describes his sound as “aggressive, vivid and raw,” reminiscent of the harsh realities he faced. In little time, Bizzy found himself inspired by the likes of rappers such as Lil Wayne, G Herbo and his older brother, writing freestyles and recording them at school.
The music video for his breakthrough single “Don’t Start” has acompassed over 2.7 million views since it’s 2019 debut. In addition, “Ready Or Not” and “30” have also collectively surpassed 2.6 million views. His name derives from childhood friends finding him reminiscent of an older kid in the area, nicknaming him “Bizzy,” in combination with an admiration for battle-rap legend Lloyd Banks. With his first mixtape slated to release later this summer, the rising rapper will soon be unforgettable.