Billy Bang: Introduction

Billy Bang (born January 26, 1987) is an acclaimed independent rapper, engineer, producer, and award winning actor who has the entire DMV (DC,MD, VA) metro area music scene buzzing. Born and raised in the housing projects of LeFrak City Queens, Billy Bang has steadily been making a name for himself on the independent music scene since relocating to Washington D.C. over 6 years ago. After first being featured on SoSo Def recording artist Brandon Hines 2005 debut album, Love Music, Billy Bang has been gaining acclaim for both his infectious music and award winning acting roles.

Billy BANG’s buzz has been growing in the DC region and along the East Coast thanks to his high-energy stage shows and heavy internet presence that support his dynamic music. Billy Bang began by 1st establishing his initial fan-base at his own college, the African-American entertainment mecca, Howard University. Since enrolling at Howard in 2005 as an audio production major, Billy Bang has honed his craft and learned every aspect of the music –making process. He quickly became known as the preeminent emcee and engineer on campus. After spending his first few years in D.C. featuring, writing, producing, and engineering for other local D.C. & college artists, Billy Bang stepped to the forefront with the 2009 release of his single – I’M A MAC. This song served as the lead single from his debut mixtape- C.R.E.A.M. 2010. The mixtape also doubled as the soundtrack to the independent movie – CREAM; which was written and directed by Emmy award winner Ryan Cole. CREAM marked Billy BANG’s 2nd starring role in an independent film. Billy Bang’s unavoidable DMV college presence exploded with the summer release of his break out single GO SO HAM. Billy Bang’s local popularity was solidified when he was voted by the student body as WHBC Radio’s Howard’s Hottest MC in Oct. 2010. GO SO HAM’s popularity was on full display this past fall when Billy BANG performed at Howard’s legendary homecoming to a crowd of over 6000 students going ham.

 

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