Born Kerwin Williams, B.I. Bang, was the youngest of ten children. Tragically his three sisters and pregnant mother were involved in a car accident, which left both older sisters and infant twins dead, his mother in a coma, and sister Karen paralyzed on the scene. Coming from a good family and a spiritual background Kerwin joined the local church choir after the accident. Joining the choir led him to feel comfortable in front of the audience like if he was performing for years. It soon led to Easter plays and school talent shows. Whatever was offered to him he would except no matter how small or big the gig was.
Being an exceptional student allowed him to display his extended vocabulary and present another natural talent. Hip Hop! Kerwin and his brother, Korie, would perform Run-DMC raps getting standing ovations. Still not knowing in what direction life was taking him he decided to peruse sports and put rap to hold. The talent ran in his family. Father John could have been a Negro league stand out. His brothers were all-county in football and basketball, which mad him feel shadowed by their accomplishments. Under the influence of his best friend Erik Cutler, he came to the conclusion to peruse rap once again. Erik taught him how to write sixteen’s and hooks. When all seemed right and on track once again tragic struck Kerwin for the second time around. His best friend was killed merely months after Kerwin started rapping again.
With very little income Kerwin started transporting drugsfor his brother Vinny and peanut for the notorious “Bidwell and Bergan Deuce life” Once Kerwin started getting into gangs fights he was known to brake jaws and that’s where he got his name “B.I.Bang”. Once he was given the name B.I. started flowing with childhood friends who were already heavy in the game. Such names as Hitchcock, from the A-Team, Med Kab.Moet, Rah Grizzly, Day Quill, and Sub-G. Not being able to record yet he began writing. It became his everyday hustle. When he was given the opportunity to record by an old friend, Shy Money, he jumped right into the booth. He recorded all the freestyles and songs time allowed him to. That’s until his friend become ill and could record him anymore. It seemed to be that every time B.I. was on the rise something was pulling him back. He was introduced to Big D at 240 Ent. They worked on his first mixtape “The whole fucking show” . On the second mixtape he worked with Mike Marvel which was “The after party” hosted by Hot 97’s own Megatron. This mixtape is destined tio be a classic. The crafty young veteran B.I. Bang has a style in which will make his fathers proud. A student of KRS-One, Rakim, Kool. Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, and many more he’s going to take this industry by a world wind. After switching managers B.I. found “The foot in the door” he was looking for. Her name is Eloisa Melo. She currently works for Digiwaxx Media, a digital music distribution company, in
New York City
. She also works for Capitol Records recording artist Mims. With her own Management/Entertainment company on a roll it will be in no time when these two power forces begin on a new project and put Hip Hop to the test. Only time can tell and we are patiently waiting. It’s B.I.’s brutal honesty that keeps his fans coming back for more.