Hip-hop isn’t dead, it’s just a little sick. It’s a good thing Miami native Brisco has the antidote. With the release of his debut album, Street Medicine hitting shelves this summer, Brisco will be turning up the heat way hotter than Miami natives are used to.
The 305 has been a major hub of hip-hop since the 80’s and has certainly made major waves since then. Miami has been the culprit responsible in bringing us some of the rawest and realest in hip-hop like Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew and now Rick Ross, Flo-Rida and none other than Grammy-nominated lyricist Brisco. He’s kind of a big deal as far as the dirty south goes and if you’re sure you haven’t heard of him—no worries—you soon will. Being featured on everyone from DJ Khaled’s to Lil’ Wayne’s projects, Brisco will soon be a household name. So check your medicine cabinets this summer and make sure it’s stocked with Brisco’s Street Medicine.
Are you a major part of the underground hip hop scene in Miami?
I am underground hip-hop. I’m light years ahead of my competitors. Basically, you come to Miami and all you’re going to hear is Brisco. Everything you hear on the radio. if I ain’t featured on it, it’s my song. Believe that.
How did you manage to get signed to Poe Boy/Cash Money?
My cousin – he tours with mutual friends of E-Class, that’s how I got with Poe Boy. I’v been with Poe Boy forever. They raised me from the get go. Cash Money—after the Katrina situation—they moved to Miami. Like I told you in the beginning, when you come to Miami, all you hear is Brisco so they heard me. E-Class always talked about doing business anyway, so it was perfect. It was love.
Why did it take so long for Street Medicine to come out?
Basically it’s a whole bunch of business in the midst of a whole bunch of bullsh*t…I know God don’t put nothing on your plate that you can’t eat, so I’m just getting ready for my plate, so I can eat right.
So, Street Medicine is your first true album release. There have been others, mixtapes, right?
Yeah, I always did that. Street Medicine is all these years gathered up. I got a song on there called “RI3.” You usually say RIP, but I say RI3 because I lost my mom, my brother and my dad. I got songs like that, that touch the masses and people’s hearts too. Street Medicine is all the years of my life [rolled] into one…It’s my autobiography…Certain things I did on certain days might be a record, certain experiences I went through—I’m just trying to throw that all up into this album.
Why the name, Street Medicine?
Since the death of Tupac Shakur, the streets [have needed] a little healing with the genuine music and the feeling of it.
So you place Tupac a little higher than most other lyricists?
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