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Meet Brinston Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brinston Story.

Hi Brinston, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was born in Birmingham, Alabama March 8th, 1995. I started writing poetry in 5th grade and raps in middle school and had been on & off since. I’ve been performing consistently since 2015 starting off with a spoken word and transitioning into hip hop. I dropped my first full project “Chapter 1” in 2019 and put on my first show as a release party. I recently dropped my second full project “Chapter 2: A Love Story” on April 29th and a joint project titled “Evil 2 Win” with Troy Massive under the name 88dgrz on June 4th. My music is currently available on all streaming platforms!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
My main challenge has always been feeling like I have to prove myself. I understand self-validation outweighs external validation but there’s been that chip on my shoulder from feeling overlooked or generalized that’s been an extra drive (so to say) for my craft. Sometimes that’s the case, other times it’s just me being in my head.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a rapper. My style ranges from introspective storytelling to bars and trash-talking (not battle rap). So far I’m most proud of my most recent work “Chapter 2: A Love Story” because it’s my first conceptual project with a storyline. I think it speaks to my versatility as a lyricist which I believe separates me from a lot of other artists.

Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
I’m actually one member of a podcast (The XCV’ERS [pronounced 95ers] Hustle 101). We discuss a variety of subjects including sports, dating, current events, etc so that has helped to keep my mind sharp outside of music.

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Curtis Warren Jamil Glenn Demetri Bailey

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