Get to know Nigel Lee, Better Known as BezKnowsTalent, is helping artists turn their dreams into reality. BezKnowsTalent was born in Washington, DC growing up in a single african american parent home raised by his mother who worked hard and instilled the hustle within him to make it in this life. Music has always been BezKnowsTalent first love at early age growing up in the DMV area he met super group Dru Hill originally from the baltimore area that gave BezKnowsTalent a sneak peek into the music industry. Life was rough for BezKnowsTalent in his early years. He went to 5 high schools, 3 middle schools and 4 elementary schools… so, I guess you can say he moved around a lot. Giving the fact that Nigel started playing basketball at seven years old he went on the play for the legendary DMV area AAU program D.C. Assault which had tons of future NBA players as teammates. After highschool at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. and junior college Nigel got a Division 1 college basketball scholarship, but when that didn’t work out, I went back to my first love – music and I haven’t looked back since. After interning at Def Jam in NYC Nigel decided in 2011 he took a chance with only a couple hundred dollars to his name he moved him and his family to Atlanta, Georgia it was a way for me to become my own boss. After rubbing elbows with the right people, being in different studios, going on tours and staying consistent with proving himself as an asset in the industry things started to take off for Nigel. He has worked with acts like Karlie Redd, Jhonni Blaze, Snooty Wilds, Rich Homie Quan, FreeBandz, Grand Hustle, a few platinum producers & writers. In the last four years, Nigel has gotten 11 people major label record deals and In the last five years, he has charted 6 people on the Billboard Top 100 and In the past two years, a group he worked with got nominated for an unbelievable award a Grammy. Nigel stated that his best experience has been starting an artist from ground zero, marketing them, going on tour with them and at the end of the year, getting plaques from iTunes, Spotify & Billboard. It shows him the grind and the process works, that being consistent, being devoted, and following through pays off. In 2021 Nigel started his own record label called start 87thelabel which consist of the famous blog, HipHopSince1987, and they combined to make record label 87thelabel to give dope independent artists a platform to shine and do things the right way without taking advantage of them. They plan on building a platform rooted in partnerships. The point is for us all to win. Record label 87thelabel executive team is HipHopSince1987, BezKnowsTalent, TCA Entertainment, TCDL, Keys (artist) and Casso (director). Record label 87thelabel goal is to put out good music, chart on Billboard, win Grammys, put out good music, and do joint ventures with major record labels. Nigel advice to young artists would be to have faith, stay consistent and trust the process. Don’t give up. Nigel would like to shout out the old Bez for all the nights he wanted to quit, but instead, looked in the mirror and told that guy to hold on, and keep going hard you’re inches away. Plus, I don’t see you holding down a 9-to-5. Be on the lookout for record label 87thelabel and Nigel Lee, better known as BezKnowsTalent.
Bezknowstalent & Antonio Moorman | Talk New Label Venture, The Music Industry, & More! https://youtu.be/XSgfD1uuTkc
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