Illinois native Bri Biase grew up in a small town not too far from Chicago but always knew she was destined for bigger things. Now living in Atlanta, Bri has been working on her music, building her fan base and is now ready to solidify her spot in the women rap game. If you want to know all about how she plans to do it, keep reading below!  


How did you get your start in the music industry? Tell us your story. 

I began making music in my mother’s basement with my big brother. Initially, I started off engineering sessions without really knowing what I was doing. He taught me how to record his vocals, move the wave files, and add effects. Eventually, I decided to jump into the closet (which we used as a booth), and from that day on, the rest was history. I never put my pen down, and the microphone became my best friend.

Let’s get into your new song, “I Like Money.” Where did the inspiration for this song and its music video come from? 

That song is really self-explanatory—everyone likes money! Grammy producer AK Hitchens sent me the beat, and I instantly felt the old-school flavor in it. I was advised that sometimes my rapping is a bit too fast or complex, so I aimed to create something simpler for the audience to follow. That’s how “I Like Money” came about. 

2019 was a busy year for you, with the release of two projects, “Beauty Bars & Bullsh!t” and “Hard Lemonade.” For someone unfamiliar with these, which are the first songs you would play for them and why? 

Beauty Bars & Bullsh!t” has many dope records, but “Big Big” and “Nobody Told Me” are some of my favorites. There are also tracks like “Hard to Kill” and “Put it Down” that will forever be some of my favorites. 

You’re currently based in Atlanta, but did you grow up here? Talk to us a little about your upbringing and how it has influenced your music. 

I’m originally from a small town called Champaign, IL, south of Chicago. It started to become a bit rough there. I’ve lost many great friends but being there also made me appreciate my life now in Atlanta, where there are more opportunities and support. 

What are a few things that you’ve learned so far about the music industry? 

I’ve learned to expect no real friends and make no real enemies. This industry can get very tricky and fake. Not everyone lives by the same morals, so you have to stay focused, keep your circle tight, stay loyal to those who were with you on your come up, and never change for money. Most importantly, keep God first. 

What’s next for Bri Biase? 

I’m set on taking over the female rap lane, leaving my mark, setting the tone, hitting the charts, and working with some legends and soon-to-be legends. I’m focused on bringing out my best self and living my best life. Additionally, I have some big events, festivals, and projects in the pipeline. 


Feature Editor: Taylor Winter Wilson (@taylorwinter)

Photographer: Selective Focus (@_selectivefocus)

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