On the Ottawa leg of the Obie Trice ‘The Hangover’ tour, Montreal artist Bless was added to the roster; This being his second time touring with Obie. We took the opportunity to sit with the rapper who has a deeper root in the hip hop game than we originally thought. Bless spoke with us about his new album ‘Spoils of War’, his character appearance in ‘Def Jam: Fight for NY’, memorable tour stories and collaborations, his thoughts on Molly O’Malia/Tyga, and Jaden Smith being the face of Louis Vuitton Women’s, plus MUCH more.
“Montreal native, Bless, is armed and ready with his new album Spoils of War. Equipped with battle savvy lyrics and a versatile flow, Bless is part of a new wave of Canadian hip-hop artists making noise internationally. Bless’ new album Spoils of War is produced by Mano Soundmachine with assists from Montreal-based beat maker Karlito da Kid. The album, released under a new partnership with Canada’s premiere independent hip-hop label URBNET, features tracks with Fred The Godson, Statik Selektah, and Vado.
At an early age, Bless began grinding his way through the hip-hop scene. He was signed to both Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit’s Flawless Records, as well as, legendary hip-hop crew, Gang Starr through Guru’s ILL Kid Records. After signing the deal, he wasted no time and hit the road sharing stages with everyone from Eminem, Gang Starr, DMX and G-Unit, to Limp Bizkit on the Anger Management Tour. Bless was also featured as a playable character in the popular video game series Def Jam Fight for NY that went on to sell over 3,000,000 copies. After dealing with political red tape in the music business that delayed the release of his next project, Bless took matters into his own hands and formed Platinumberg Entertainment, recently partnering with URBNET for distribution to release his own records.”