Raised in Pontiac, MI & Detroit, MI, Breezie Tha Gifted was shot five times & ran over three times. The first shot went through his head which him blind. Long before this happened, he went through many complications being biracial as a kid. Despite those challenges, he was still able to find a passion for art within music & drawing. Although he won many awards, he was incarcerated at the age of 17 for home invasion & was not able to receive his diploma. This felony obviously led to a string of others, due to a lack of good employment. Being fed up with this, he decided to create ClutchMode Ent. established 2017. He struggled for a few years to get it off the ground, then was tragically shot December 6th, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI & was given only a 10% chance to live. Miraculously on December 9th, 2019, he woke up out of a coma cheating his death & more determined than ever to bring his vision for all to see. Make his second chance worth it by supporting his content.
Where are you based?
Detroit & Pontiac
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Pain being bullied for being biracial.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Benny the Butcher, Boldy James & J. Cole
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Independent – ClutchMode Ent.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Being blind & almost dying with severe injuries. Family issues & not being able to see my kids.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
3 singles with lots more to come within this year.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
100 O’s was made when I was homeless & blind, about a year after being shot & ran over. State of Michigan wouldn’t provide housing due to felonies. Ended up in an abandoned house in Pontiac with conditions of the house so filthy that the neighbors were concerned about my health. The neighborhood kept me fed & kept me motivated to go to the studio. In Pontiac, just like Detroit, people are more cool than you’d think. The thought of 100 O’s was some sort of solution for me. It was a tune in my head that I’d hum over & over again which turned into an actual song. The beat was made by my producer Adrian Cooper aka Da Merciless, who is also a rap veteran in my area, although he never got to the spotlight while he was young. His beat stood out to me, which made a perfect duo.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
New singles coming out every ~2 weeks.