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|Birth name||Ben Rinehart|
|Born||February 10, 1983|
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Bless was a B-boy at the young age of eight. He wrote hip-hop rhymes and, by the age of 12, he was demoing tracks in studios, fulfilling his lifelong dream. Bless established his name in Montreal as a young battle MC and soon proceeded south of the border to New York. In New York he collaborated with Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal and Rahiem (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five). After going to the 'Rocksteady Crew Anniversary' where he met Guru (of Gangstarr) and the two began working on the track 'Never Ending Saga' which is on Guru's 'Baldhead Slick & Da Click' album.
At the age of eighteen the Montreal MC had already toured North America and Europe with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Guru of Gang Starr. At the age of nineteen, his debut 12" on Guru's Ill Kid Records, Debuted at # 6 on several underground hip-hop charts in the U.S.
Def Jam: Fight for NY
Bless is also one of the playable characters in the game Def Jam Fight For NY (released 2004). Bless's character was affiliated with Crow's crew, or neutral. He is a Martial arts & Kick boxer and fights in the 'Syn Energy Power Plant', in the free for all battles in 'Hunt's Point Scrapyard' and in the '125 Subway Station'. His blazin' move is called 'Platinumberg' in tribute to his album 'Bless Presents Platinumberg: The Movement'. He also has songs on the game called "Get It Now" and "Seize the Day".
Albums and mixtapes
Bless has released two studio albums as well as a mixtape hosted by Clinton Sparks. All three have been well received and have featured such mildly respected hip hop artists as Tony Touch, Nature, J. R. Writer of DipSet, Rah Digga of the Flipmode Squad, Guru of Gangstarr, Foxy Brown, Twista, Cappadonna of the Wu Tang Clan and many others. The Clinton Sparks mixtape even features a song with Tupac Shakur, rapping a previously unheard verse.
- Bless Presents Platinumberg: The Movement - 2003
- The Book of Bless - 2005
- The Day After - 2013 (upcoming album)
- "Car Money"2013