Bishop

Bishop

BandHip Hop

Bishop is definitely an artist that likes to stick with the basics. As an artist Bishop shows remarkable versatility and guarantees that you won't find him rapping the same style on two songs on the same album. Overrall, Bishop is a showman, an entertainer, an artist extraordinaire.

Biography

Bishop, born Stevenson Benoit, was born October 3rd, 1982 in Miami, Fl. He is the son of a preacher.

At age 2, Bishop moved down to Homestead with his parents where he spent majority of his childhood. At age 5, his mother sent him to New Jersey to live with his aunt because of the poverty stricken living situation his parents were going through living in Homestead. A year later he rejoined his parents back in Homestead.

Bishop attended Campbell Drive Elementary, Campbell Drive Middle, and Homestead Senior High School. He joined the marching band the summer before his eighth grade year and was 1st trumpet. Bishop showed an uncanny ability to pick up and learn any instrument quickly and efficiently. Bishop currently plays the trumpet, drum set, clarinet, saxophone, mellophone, french horn, trombone, baritone, and keyboard.

In 2001, Bishop joined the US Army and served his country out of Fort Drum New York station with the 10th MP Battalion. It is then Bishop began experiment with rap. Bishop recorded everything out of his room with the help of a laptop and Magix Music Maker. A year later Bishop released several mixtapes mentioned below. Growing up in the church affected Bishop's music. It was a constant struggle to put out quality music for the public to like and to still incorporate where he came from.

In 2003, Bishop started the company, P-Squad Entertainment, and manages several artists in the pursuit of their dream career. Artists currently on the roster: Bishop, Q-Tee Blaze, Jay Gutta, Calico, Scooby, and Lady E.

Bishop draws his inspiration from several different places. One of the most influential would be the trials dealing with being haitian, a preacher's son, and living in Homestead. His role models include NAS, Kanye West, Sean Carter (Jay-Z), and Sean P. Diddy Combs. He chose these individuals as role models because of their lyrical ability, business sense, or their overall consistency in being in the public eye.

So what sets Bishop apart from the rest of the industry?

Bishop is a very ambitious individual. He hardly sleeps because he is busy chasing his dream career. Bishop's lyrical prowess on the mic is uncanny. On one song Bishop may sound like he hails from the south and on the very next song you would think that Bishop came from another region. A funny nickname some people have for Bishop is "Twishop" mixing Twista and Bishop due to Bishop's ability to accelerate very rapidly on a song. Bishop doesn't have a signature style that you can place in a category with others. Bishop's signature style is being the untamed, free, lyrical assassin defecating on mics across the country. You know a true Bishop album from the different styles on the tracks. Bishop truly is an entertainer, an artist, a business man, a beast extraordinaire rolled all up into one.

Discography

Return Of The Godson Vol. 1 - 2002
Return Of The Godson Vol. 2 - 2002
Body Instrumentals - 2002
Backslidden - 2003
Mixtape Massacre - 2006
Bishop: The Man, The Myth, The Legend - 2006

Current radio play
1. How We Ride
2. How We Ride Remix