Bless (rapper)

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Birth name Ben Rinehart
Born (1983-02-10) February 10, 1983 (age 32)
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Rap/Hip-Hop
Pop Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer
Instruments Rapping
Years active 2001–present

Bless (born February 10, 1983, as Ben Rinehart) is a hip-hop artist from Montreal, Canada.


Early career[edit]

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. The efforts made by Bless to attempt to further his music meant that his grades suffered at school, a school mate that was partnered with him in drama class reported that he never turned up to class to participate in group work, leaving other people to shoulder the burden. 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.

Has also toured with Lloyd Banks of G-Unit.

Def Jam: Fight for NY[edit]

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[edit]

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.


  • "Car Money"2013


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