Show & Prove
Brisco

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Just because Brisco spit his first rhyme over an Usher instrumental doesn’t mean the Opa Locka, Fla., goon is an R&B dude. “I took the beat to ‘You Make Me Wanna’ and made about eight different tracks to it,” says Bris, 24. “But [they were] all hard as hell.”For Brisco, life has been just as hard as his words. He lost his mother to heart failure when he was nine. Then, when Bris turned 13, his older brother was killed in a car accident. At age 14, the troubled teen’s cousin introduced him to his best friend, E-Class, the founder of Poe Boy Entertainment, who encouraged Brisco to turn his pain into rhymes.A few years later, Brisco officially signed with Poe Boy, but he didn’t start seeing any real paper ’til he received his mother’s life-insurance check at 18. “I got my money, man, and I’m in Jamaica,” he says. “I’m wearing the Reeboks, Girbaud [jeans]. I was living like Cash Money.” But life in the fast lane can only last but so long, especially when he blew the rest of his $400,000 payday in six months.

Brisco eventually got his act together and last year landed some key guest spots on DJ Khaled’s album (“Future of Dade”) and Rick Ross’ critically lauded LP (“I’m a G” featuring Lil Wayne). Weezy was so impressed with Brisco’s measured, straightforward flow that he helped orchestrate a deal for him on Cash Money this past November. Now, his Poe Boy/Cash Money debut, Street Medicine, is set for a summer release.

With features from Ross, Wayne and Fat Joe, as well as production from the Runners and Cool & Dre, who produced Brisco’s lead single, “I’m Into Dat,” the Florida MC is looking to be this year’s Mr. 305. “[Brisco’s] an honest rapper,” says Dre. “Sometimes an honest rapper’s imagination might not be out of control, because they deal with what’s in front of their eyes. But you believe him.”

That authenticity is what Brisco hopes will help listeners learn from his life’s lessons. “There’s a lot of pain on these streets,” he says. “And I want people to listen to my music to cope.” Food for thought.

——- Read the rest of our Show & Prove picks in XXL’s April 2007 issue (#90)

  • Kims

    Brisco Disco Sisqo Frisco

    • dave

      HATER!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • anothagansta

      Fuck off.

  • jacquez
  • MIAMI NIGGA

    That nigga Brisco can flow. I have heard plenty from him because I live in Miami. I didnt know he signed with Cach Money though. I hope POE Boy didn’t let him sign a fucked up deal (Hot Boys)

  • Dr Flav

    400k in 6 months? You need your ass whooped. Sorry about your tragedy but you was already blessed homie. I hope you got a crib or something left to show for that. You could have paid to learn a trade. Smh because most rappers dont see 400k that they dont have to recoup, thier whole career.

  • Monopoly

    Im pretty sure brisco isnt signed to Cash Money (yet), and if he is when did this shit happen.

  • PEEDIE

    BRISCO? DAMN, WHERE DID XXL DIG THIS DUDE UP @? HE’S BEEN BOUNCING AROUND MIA FOR LIKE 10 YEARS AND NOW HE’S ALL OF A SUDDEN SOME HOT ARTIST NEXT TO BLOW? WOOOOOOOOW!

  • Pirotecknix

    THA OPA-Locka GOON!

  • bud

    this niggas a monster 1 of the best from miami after pit n cride

  • lake

    I HEARD PEEDIE GETS HIS SHIT RAMPED IN EVERY NIGHT

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    400k in 6 months damn nigga you dumb right off the back i bet all the hoes broke ihis pokets shit they would of got me 2 lol but i like this nigga he did songs with joe buddens and ransom so he gets love in jersey city but 400k shit how you spend money on a tuesday lol

  • miami hustler

    i like dis nigga because he still be in the hood in the blues in opa locka in some niggaz dont be in the hood after they get a few mill in he could rip i like dat im in da hood and imintodat

  • upt

    this man is the truth i heard him and wayne on a mixtape together i am happy he signed with someone from the N.O.

  • queen of the night

    BRISCO..HE IS NEXT TO BLOW YALL SLEEPIN WAKE UP

  • zboy

    fuk dat nigga CHOSEN next to blo

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  • slim

    brisco up next

  • Tired of Niggas

    Plies got Flawda on lock. This nigga ain’t got sh*t!

  • http://www.google.com shane florence

    DA Opa-LOCKA GOON.

  • http://www.yotube.com Yosbel lamiguiero

    Brisco is the man!any haters in the bliding should shu the F*** up!!