Kasseem “Byrd” Burch is a New London native making is way into the scene. The Hip Hop upstart is a rapper, songwriter and business entrepreneur who comes from an unexpected market – the small New England state of Connecticut. Yes, Hip Hop does exist in the more than often misrepresented Constitution State. Stereotypes of it being a “rich” state overshadows the lives and stories of those who come from the state’s inner cities.
As an artist, Byrd has released four mixtapes – his first was released back in 2011. Prior to his pursuits in Hip Hop, Byrd was an exceptional basketball player. After deciding to focus on his music, Byrd created a wave for himself that has sustained his relevancy throughout the years. Today, Byrd offers up his first audio release of the new year titled, “Henny Nights.” The Dancehall inspired single is the first release off his “You Love & You Learn” project. The change of pace and soundscape puts a spotlight on Byrd’s versatility. Listen below.
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