Daily Dose: Bum$quad – Focus
Ziggy B, Ziggy Bryant, was always influenced by various styles of music Rap, Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Soul, & Rock. From a young age he was drawn to Andre 3000, someone who would truly make you go back and listen to catch all of his intricate lines. He and his brother RJ, who also is an artist and producer, would listen to their dad rap and eventually picked up freestyling. So he started writing around 10 years old, and once everyone took attention to him, began getting serious and recruting his brothers, Bum$quad, to use the blessing they eventually found they all had.
Fat Ray, Ray Lipscomb, has always been a fan of Trap music & Classic Hip Hop found inspiration in his brothers and took to the music scene also. The first hook he wrote was “Use It” immediately showing he deserved the same shine his brothers got. Generally, the comic relief, once he took the craft serious he took off running. Doing music with his brothers, Bum$quad, that he had known for several years. He says after that music became more than something to do when he and his brothers were high, it was a way to keep their future bright.
Young Suave, TiiMyr Roberts, was born and raised on the east side of Charlotte, Sandalwood Apartments. Coming from a single parent home, he managed to graduate high school and is now attending college. Hip Hop, and music in general, have been a big part of his entire life. From his mom’s love for Reggae and his grandad’s love for Old School R&B. He has been rapping since about 10 years old but didn’t actually write until the end of middle school. Nothing too serious on a few songs with his best friend, Ziggy B. Senior year in high school is when everything got formatted. Told his friends about a group name idea called Bum$quad and everyone took too it. As he got older and experienced more things, he feels that his rapping abilities have increased. He’s just tryna make a name for himself, his city,his family, and his brothers. Bum$quad, “Stay up or Lay up”.
Bum$quad has a collective sound and each artist in the group carries there own style. There are 5 members in Bum$quad 3 of the 5 rap and one is a rising producer. The three rappers Ziggy B, Fat Ray, Young Suavé are very lyrical. They all can put a song together and make it something. Ziggy B and Young Suavé are the eldest out the group. Best friends of 15 years. Both always tried forming a rap group as just little kids on the school bus. After high school graduation, these two decided they were going to chase this dream. Decided to recruit the closest friends Fat Ray, Quan, and Travvy. The Rest Is Soon To Be History!
SOURCE: Official Bio