Video: Conrad Champagne Gang – Baby I Know
Before anything else, Conrad was a teller of stories. Apprenticed in the darkest violence, a ghost in a world that didn’t want him, he started with the simplest of tools. A chance encounter as a young man gave him the weapons to work toward the next step-a computer and a microphone changed his life. They became weapons to do good-tools for the people to believe in. But this belief originated in himself.
It is an impossible task to create positive change if first one doesn’t believe it is possible. Rather than show his dismay at the sour hand dealt him, Conrad gathered his tools and went to work-his belief in flexibility, in openmindedness, has never faltered.
Conrad is a warrior, then. We each have our battles. His are against the mindless materialism of the streets, where people live in self-disgust and poverty but wear the finest clothes they can buy, against the violence and egotism of street conflict and gang life. While he recognizes all these things have come from something, he knows these harsh stones stacked up form roads which lead only in circles.
His sound is inspired by Tupac, Eminem, T.I, and Chamillionaire. It has been described as ‘addictive’, ‘pop-accessible,’ ‘hook-laden’ and ‘radio-ready.’ It is work with an edge, balanced by his intense love for struggling communities and his dream to elevate the spirits of other kids hoping to defeat the hardships of the streets. It is work with a reason, poised to take the streets by storm.