Before he started to explode on the scene, 25 year-old Bruza The General endured substantial obstacles throughout his young– yet remarkably dramatic life.
Bruza was raised in the rough streets of Chicago’s Southeast side “South Shore” area where gangs, drug dealers and connected members of organized crime were the father figures and role models of the hood. At a very early age Bruza was diagnosed with Eco stammer making it virtually impossible for him to speak without stammering. Yet, in the 7th grade when asked to do a homework assignment for a music class in which he was required to write a rap about himself. Bruza unlocked a musical talent that would change his life forever.
After graduating high-school at 16, Bruza attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. During his freshman year he was invited by a friend of his to a Kanye West show during the “Touch The Sky” tour, where Bruza eventually found himself backstage in an intense freestyle cipher with West and other G.O.O.D. Music artists. By the end of the cipher, Bruza’s witty flow, hard hitting punchlines and charismatic personality had captivated the entire room including West, as well as G.O.O.D music staffers Don C and Ibn Jasper. It was that moment that Bruza knew beyond the shadow of a doubt, that he had something special.
After countless hours and studio sessions with several artists such as Kanye West, Big Sean and Red Cafe, Bruza The General is prepping his new project, Back Pack Trap, which will be released this summer and today, he releases a new track, ‘Too Much” featuring Katie Got Bandz (who just her new mixtape, Drillary Clinton, on 6-25-2014). “Too Much” is produced by Grammy Award wining producer Cam of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League who has produced tracks for Drake, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Nas, Jay-Z, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Tech N9ne, Jay Rock and Yelawolf, among many others.