He started to broadened his horizons and was soon listening to everything from Hip-hop to Japanese pop. Growing up sheltered, Joe soon rebelled against his parents, and ran away from home, hanging with the "bad crowd," doing various drugs, and getting into minor legal troubles. It was at this time in his life when he began freestyling with friends. "I started to realize two things" says Bazuuka Joe, "that I spoke very proper, and enunciated my words well, and that I was pretty okay at rhyming." He met the love of his life and decided to commit and be and good father once his son was born, but soon his addiction spiraled out of control and his fiance was forced to break up with him. Faced with this and other life changing events, Joe began writing what would become "Cancer," describing his feelings on what he was going through at that time. It was at that point that the rapper realized the importance of using music as an outlet.
Through music Bazuuka Joe began to express himself and with this came a new freedom and a high he had never known. He put down the drugs, and he and his fiance got back together and married. Joe has come a long way from bad freestyles, and standard raps about guns and drugs. After struggling to find his lyrical identity he now knows that he is a geek through and through, and that Nerdcore is his rightful home. (read less) Read more on Last.fm.
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