Born (Masu S. Fahnbulleh, Jr.) in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, 8BALLKAINE became an artist whose vocation has not been eclipsed by trials and tribulations. His style of music is aligned with stories that paint a deliberate illumination for each listener layered with heartfelt lyricism for the mind, body, and soul. On the start of his journey, he drew inspiration from luminaries such as Kanye West, Drake, Dom Kennedy and MF DOOM. His world premiere (FKA Maac Cruiz) introduced projects including, Live at The BBQ (2012), Only Way Out (2013), and The Authentic (2014). It was this era in which the maestro recognized his adoration for producing songs that would one day galvanize the next generation of artist into limitless creativity. His first show was held at North Carolina A&T State University, soon after the success of his first radio debut as a rising act. Despite these and many more immense moments of independent achievement, the tenacious Carolina creator was unsuccessful in obtaining a record deal equitable to him. Despite the odds, he autonomously distributed his debut album, Swim by 8 (2017). With nearly a decade of experience, 8BALLKAINE has made his resurgence with a newly discovered purpose to his journey. Any moment can divulge if the third time is truly the charm. As for the listeners, each moment of this musical expedition is a front row seat to witnessing history in the making.
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