Blankko The Hitman
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I was born in Chicago January 27, 1991. I was into many types of music like Rock, Rap, Country, R&B, and Jazz, but im Now into Reggaeton. My biggest influence to begin to write was DR. Dre, I originally wrote my raps in English but then I converted into writing in Spanish when I was in 7th Grade. I began to listen to Reggaeton when I was 12. My sister went to Puerto Rico and came back looking for a CD. She bought a reggaeton CD that took her a week to find titled "Reggaeton en la parada Puertoriquen" That was when I first heard, Daddy Yankee, Rey Pirin, Don Omar, Don Chezina, South Rican, Las Guanabanas, Tego Calderon, DJ Benny Blanco, Trivales, Ivy Queen, Los Sabios, Alberto Stylee, Ro K & Gammy, and Lito y Polaco. After that I bought a bunch of CD’s from artist like, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, Hector "El Bambino" and Tempo. Tempo became my biggest influence in Spanish Rap and Lito Y Polaco were the ones who influenced me in Reggaeton, their style was unique and I loved it. I met my first partner Gabino through my sister. She worked with him and he was looking for a partner as I was. We made a few songs and one day we just stopped recording, he met a different artist and we Stopped recording with eachother. When I went solo I began writing sexual lyrics and hardcore rap lyrics but then I realized it wouldn’t get nowhere so I stopped writing for a few months, I then heard artist like Arcangel Y De La Ghetto, Wisin Y Yandel, and El Lobo Y Gadiel. Thats when I wrote differently and started to record again. I met Prietaa through my brothers friend one summer when I was still with Gabino, we all did a group song and after was when Gabino left. Me and Prietaa made a few songs and one day we didnt record for a while, we still recorded when we could and we did one show and after we broke up and went solo. A coupke months later we began to record again and we did a few new songs and then Prietaa got pregnant. I went solo after and did a few shows over summer. I restarted my group Star Crossed Boricuas and changed the name to Star Crossed Mafia and then to Block Royal Chicago which is as of now going great. Prietaa had her baby in January and we are planning to do new songs and begin to do more shows and get our name out. If you got any questions message -Blankko "El Soldado"
Why this name?
People call me Blankko cause im light skin. It was originally Blanco but I changed it up to Blankko.
Do you play live?
Yes any where you want me to perform
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It helped me out with my music career, the best thing ever.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes if the money is right.
Band History:
My first partner was "Gabino" we broke up and I began working with "Prietaa" & "Shogun" and now I am part of Block Royal and I started my own branch with different artist from Chicago we are "Block Royal Chicago" and we are still looking for talent in Illinois. Hit us up on our myspace.
Your influences?
Lito Y Polaco - Tempo - Temperamento.
Favorite spot?
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Equipment used:
Magix Music Studio 12
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