Privilege B has released his debut single and the response has been incredible. The single entitled “Savage” has allowed him to go on his first major radio tour and he is scheduled to go on another one. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Stephon Baines, professionally known as Privilege B knows all these emotions. At the age of twelve, he was placed in foster care. Trying to finish school while being moved from home to home is tough on anyone and Privilege B was no different. Trying to adjust to this new everchanging lifestyle caused him to become a little rebellious and he fell in with the wrong crowd. A minor brush with the law and his search to find his purpose eventually led to a brief stint of homelessness. But his life was changing, and he soon found his refuge in Harlem. He eventually went to live with some relatives and stayed in Harlem until his adult years. He now resides in the Bronx and credits both places with his overall growth. He was able to finish high school and attend college.
Privilege B ended up interning at a foster care agency as he pursued his degree at Mercy College. He also participates in their youth leadership and independent living programs. During college, he worked at different nonprofit organizations. He loved advocating for the children in foster care and especially African American children because he knows what their plight is like. He decided to use his experiences to share with people though, poetry, music and speaking. Privilege B would continue working for nonprofits and become a community activist, eventually starting his own. He would be seen working with many organizations, speaking, lobbying, and advocating for issues that affected his community. He was awarded keynote speaker and was a pivotal factor for legislation being passed on foster care.
Privilege B’s love for music began in his teenage years. He credits his brother for helping him decide to become a professional musician. While recording his debut EP, Privilege states he fell in love with the process. He enjoys expressing his conscious pain through rap music using rhymes and melodies. He is motivated by the youth and is influenced by the modern Hip Hop era. He is vocal about his community.
Privilege B calls his music trap poetry. “I’m inspired by what’s happening in Atlanta as far as the sound and so I put a swag from New York on it. I’m going to make you dance, cry, and turn up in your car” states Privilege B. “I want to bring a feeling that you get when hearing someone, you may not understand it but you feel the energy. It’s not about what you say but how you feel.”
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