Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul
BREIS (breeze) is a dynamic Nigerian rap artist based in the UK. He describes his music as BAM (British-African Music), a fusion of hip hop, jazz and African percussion. He has toured internationally in various countries such as France, Portugal, New York, Mauritius, Norway and Japan to name but a few. He has shared the stage with world class artists such as Afro beat musician, Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, Dead Prez, Angie Stone, Ty, Les Nubians, Omar Sosa, and Kim Burrell. He is also the author of Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students – the UK’s premiere interactive rap book. BREIS is the CEO of Student of Life Ltd, a Hip Hop Education company and does a vast amount of work in schools up and down the country.
His musical journey began in 1997, winning a rap competition and creating a buzz on the London hip hop circuit. In 2001, he released his first single “Sounds So Fresh,” and a mix-tape (Your Favourite MC) in 2004.
BREIS raps from the heart and is a refreshing, witty lyricist dealing with a range of topics that most rappers don’t even consider. His songs are thought provoking, spiritual and infectious with humorous wordplay. He raps mainly in English, but also incorporates Yoruba (Nigeria) and Pigdin English. Hoping to inspire and uplift his listeners is why his name stands for Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul. To see him perform live is a treat, full of stage presence and charisma.
The Identity EP (King Solomon Records) was released in 2008. The lead single, Identity is a fusion of Hip Hop, Afro beat and Ska, with Nigerian vibes all over it. He recently released ‘The Brilliant EP‘ and the Hip Hop Audiobook ‘Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students‘ both available on download from iTunes.
“BREIS is one of the best kept secrets in British Hip Hop” – The Guardian