Artist/ Producer/ Songwriter
When you mention rap artist in the Houston, Texas you think of an artist that sticks to the same old style of that Hip-hop fans have heard over and over again. When you think of Blaze Burna, you think of an artist that defies the barriers set forth by his predecessors. While being a proud father, Blaze still manages to be one of the most creative MC's out of Houston.
During high school he made numerous appearances on KBXX 97.9 " The Box" radio station for months on their citywide morning freestyle contest, " The Roll Call". Shortly after The Roll Call contest, Blaze started appearing on several mix-tapes, increasing his notoriety by constantly winning freestyle battles. At Texas Southern University's annual spring fest, Blaze battled against 21 opponents, in front of local club promoter, MC Qua and a crowd of over 2,500. His witty word play and performance stood out from the rest of the artists. Blaze went on to win an unprecedented eleven weeks straight.
Since Then Blaze has been involved in numerous battles around the state of Texas. In the 2006 NBA all-star game weekend freestyle battle of Texas vs Detroit, Blaze assisted in Team Texas defeating Detroit. Blaze has since then contributed to numerous mix-tapes and freestyle battles in the state.
In 2008, Blaze came up in third place at the Tag Records "Survival of the Freshest" tour in Houston. He has also recently released his "Nomination" mix-tape and creating the Barack Oburna campaign in an effort to change the stigma that surrounds the Houston rap scene. He feels that with this mix-tape as he stated "Its time for a change, Houston. And I accept the nomination of being the future". The mix-tape has gained a large following underground and has gained new fans for the artist. As to date the mix-tape has sold over 20,000 copies and increasing weekly. Blaze feels that every song that he creates should be a testament to both his lyrical ability and creativity. Blaze Burna lives by one motto when it comes to creating songs: "A song is like a war that you have with haters and other artists. I just hate losing more than I love winning"
BLAZE BURNA ACCOMPLISHMENTS
KBXX 97.9 The Boxx's Madd Hatter Morning Show 7 o'clock row call (daily call in freestyle competetion) 7 weeks in a row.
KTSU 90.9 Texas Southern University's Anual spring fest freestyle competetion (Winner)
Club Negrill open mic freestyle competetion (11 week champion)
Public Access Houston Television's hip hop show Ice House (8 apperiences)
Part of opening act for Nelly and the St. Lunitics at South West Texas State University
MTV Rocafella freestyle battle competetion in Houston (Finalist)
KBXX 97.9 The Boxx and Koch records freestyle battle at club Blue In Houston, Tx.
Reebok and Rocafella Roc The Mic Freestyle Battle Contest (Championship finalist)
Club 8 Mile freestyle friday battle night. (10 weeks)
Austin Texas's Will TV Freestyle Battle at Club "Back Room" (Finalist)
Self produced underground single "100 deep " in weekend and night time mixshow spins in Austin (2005)
Club Nunos wednsday night freestyle battle competetion. (5 Time winner) (2006)
Completed first solo mixtape Hosted By Street Sweepers Squad Dj's Own Dj Madboy over 7, 000 coppies pressed and personaly distributed
Interview by Dee Brown on Lubbock Texas's 104.9 The Beat's Number 1 night show.
Premiered on the 104.9 The Beat's Number one Night show Intro for more than a year.
Successfully shot a video for the self produced Texas beach party anthem "On 45" which had guest apperiences by Michael "5000" Watts and various Swisha House artists
Self produced Texas beach party anthem "On 45" featured on the Michael "5000" Watts Sunday night Swisha House mixshow for two weeks on KBXX 97.9 The Boxx
Host of The Grand Imperial Dj's "Street Stranglers vol.1" wich was promoted in France (Dj Modesty) and in America (Dj J Coleman)
Meet with former Atlantic Records a&r Sickamore
Completed Underground album completely produced by Cy Fyre, (Which has done tracks for Trae, Boss Hogg outlaws, Rick Ross's label Tripple C's, Nas's former group The Brave Hearts, Bun B, etc)
Houston Beat Battle competetion headlining performance
Several apperiences, interviews at KTSU 90.9's wednsday night damage control radio show with Dj Chill
Guest apperience freestyle on 713 radio.com's internet radiostation
New Houston Movement concert In In Houston Texas's local hip hop landmark The Reaggae Bodega
2 time Headliner Hottyz wednsday night at open mic showcase
Over 54,000 video views on youtube
Over 91,000 Myspace profile views on myspace (myspace.com/blazeburnaspace)
Over 5,050 downloads in three weeks week underground single "Beat it up dance"
TAG records/ Def Jam Survival of the Freshest Rap competetion Houston (Finalist)
Loud.com rap competetions contestant.
wemix.com rap contestant
over 1400 plays on new self produced underground single "Beat It Up Dance" on newly added reverbnation widget.
several photos in the Most popular southern magazine "Ozone Magazine"
Interview with Grand Imperial Dj's CEO J Coleman.
Club Riddems tallent night open mic finalist (7 weeks)
The 2006 NBA AllStar weekend Houston vs Detroit freestyle battle Winner. (Jugged by) Dj OG ron C, Freeway, Rick Ross, MC Lyte, Trina, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Jadakiss and Styles P.
Featured on "Hip Hop Life DVD" along with the rest of "TEAM HOUSTON" winners of the Houston vs. Detroit NBA allstar weekend freestyle battle.
Featured freestyle on the Texas relays edition of Game 101 video magazine.
Freestyle and special apperience on SMACK DVD that featured Houston acts such as Kiotti, Trae and Lil Flip.
Guest aperence on Dj 31 degreez texas massacare 7 (They Know Who I Am produced by Blaze Burna)
Guest aperence on Dj 31 degreez texas massacare 9 (Ft. Rob G, Kiotti, track# 2)
Guest aperence on Dj 31 degreez texas massacre 10 (Intro)