"I Strive to Be Everything I can..."
Blaze Rock is one of the most diverse, talented artists to take flight from Phoenix, Arizona. A talented writer, producer, singer, arranger, Blaze is a gifted communicator spreading knowledge, emotion, spirituality, fun and raw aggression. The working man of music, Blaze Rock himself is a story of progression and inspiration. Blaze’s music embodies a life that people can relate to and understand.
Blaze has been instrumental in the Arizona HipHop scene, having founded one of the most heralded hiphop websites in the state, ArizonaBeats.com. As well, Blaze has been a member of ground-breaking hiphop band Cross Platform, as well as genre-bending collaborative groups, Western Block, Rock and Rascalz, Black Talon and as an integral part of charity-focused collective Gladiator Pen. Blaze continues to extend his creative touch and wide-range of experience into other realms including acting, writing and a long prosperous run as director of venerable underground Hiphop Online Magazine ArtofRhyme.com. Many instrumental artists, producers and entertainers in the Arizona scene view Blaze’s input as important on a variety of topics and interests.
My Art is About Life. Real Life. My Life.
“I felt like in order to really create hiphop, you have to live in hiphop. I felt like I couldn’t do that anymore. I had done so much bad “in the name of hiphop” that I blamed hiphop instead of blaming myself. It took me a long time to understand that, in fact I had to back away completely to really embrace the importance. So I came back to hiphop with some integrity and wisdom and a different spirit and a different mind.” — [BlazeRock]
Blaze is stepping out into various avenues of entertainment, education and enlightenment under the realm of hiphop. Blaze creates honest, realistic, aggressive, emotional music that has been his staple. As one of the hosts of the Microphone Masters Radio Show on popular website DubCnn.com; the co-host of BlazeRock and Reckless, a new social media-inspired radio show, networking avenues and more, Blaze is more motivated than ever. Blaze Rock is working diligently on new material in an effort to bring the artistry back to the culture. But don’t take our word for it. Get to know BlazeRock.
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As a solo artist and collaborative project member, Blaze has sold and streamed thousands of songs at the onset of the digital music era and beyond.
As a member of the hiphop community, Blaze pioneered digital services and opportunities such as Artofrhyme.com, Arizonabeats.com, thebeatdrop.com along with a radio show formerly with Power98.3 in Phoenix called The Pulse, podcasts such as Rudely Interrupted, Reckless as well as Microphone Masters with DubCnn. Blaze was a founding and producing partner with the Arizona Humanities Council to present Arizona Hip Hop in 2009.