2007 Client Roster: Black Boy
Artist Biography: Black Boy (Atlanta)
By Kandis Knight
In 2005, Black Boy made a name for himself as Atlanta’s Freestyle King when he won Hot 107.9’s freestyle championship. Black Boy defeated SoSo Def’s artist, SunNY, as Jermaine Dupri watched. Since that day Black Boy has held the title as the undefeated champion of freestyle in Atlanta.
Black Boy (formerly Reggie P) is known by friends and family as Reginald Parrott, Southwest Atlanta, Georgia is Black Boy’s home. Black Boy began embellishing in music when he was 8 years-old. “I grew up listening to Outkast, Scarface, Geto Boys, Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, Digital Underground and many more.”
Black Boy’s style has been described as raw, hard and poetic. His commanding stage presence, punch lines & his witty use of metaphors are what motivated former G-Unit member and hip-hop artist, The Game, to sign Black Boy as Black Wall Street’s fledgling artist in 2006.
Often compared to The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, Black Boy is currently working hard on his debut album, featuring high profile collaborations with Killer Mike, Young Dro and Lil’ Wayne. In the future, Black Boy desires to work with producers such as Pharrell Williams and Just Blaze.
“I am motivated by rocking shows and moving the crowds, at the same time being able to reach everybody on a personal level,” describes Black Boy. “I go against the grain. I want people to like Black Boy. I want to become an icon.”
To date, Black Boy has been featured in Juice Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine and The Source Magazine. He also has won many accolades including repeatedly winning ATL’s Most Wanted Showcase and the MC War Battle Competition.
In the first quarter of 2007, look for Black Boy’s new street single “Chill Bump Muzik” produced by Monopoly Product. Also look for Black Boy’s album single “Lay It Down” feat. Young Dro & Killer Mike produced by Nu Jerzey Devil. Black Boy’s mix cd will also be released in the first quarter of 2007 titled “You Know What It Is” mixed & hosted by DJ Skee.