Bio

Chasing a dream is never as easy as it seems.  Not many people get to do it ever, let alone twice.  But for Bones Brigante the road less traveled has always been a comfortable path.

Born in San Jose California to a father from Harlem and a mother from Englewood NJ, it almost seemed destined for him to carve his place in Hip Hop. Upon moving back East he grew fond of golden era emcees such as Big Daddy Kane, Special Ed and Rakim. 

As a teenager Bones relocated to Maryland where he attended high school and played basketball. He competed against future NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Keith Bogans.  Hoop dreams seemed a bit too far fetched so he decided to pursue a different passion. With a wide array of influences he began to cultivate a unique flow of his own. Open mic events and street corner battles were an everyday occurrence for a young Bones.

Dreams of world tours and million dollar record deals were put on hold once Bones became a father.  He relocated to Philadelphia where he immersed himself in the scene the city of Brotherly love had to offer.  This was the DVD era where the likes of Meek Mill, Reed Dollarz and Reignman dominated the terrain.  In 2009 he audtioned for BET's 106 and Park segment Freestyle Friday. All those years of fine tuning his craft paid off. He became a BET 106 & Park Freestyle Friday Grand champion. Winning 7 battles unanimously.  He then went on to perform in the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Alongside Wiz Khalifa, Wu Tang Clans Raekwon, and Yelawolf Bones stole the show. Prompting Eminem's artist to change his verse for the segment after hearing how potent Bones lyrics were. He headlined a battle against Dip Sets own Un Kasa where he thrilled a sold out crowd in what was said to be his final battle.  After realesing  a few projects, touring the country opening shows for Lupe Fiasco, Maino, Fat Joe and other hip hop heavyweights Bones found his career at a stand still.  Juggling a full time job, parenthood, and newfound fame became a bit much.  In 2012 He returned to BET  debuting a video on 106 and Park but it did little for him and his spirit. He shied away from the spotlight and left music alone completely. But dreams don't die easily.  He moved back to New York where the bug bit him once again.  In June of 2018 he released a project titled 30 for 30, in which he delivered a different freestyle video for 30 days straight via Instagram. Giving him a much needed spark from there he appeared on Sway in the Morning, Bars on i95, and even returned to BET where he battled former Bad Boy recording artist E Ness for the movie Creed 2.  These platforms allowed Bones to tweak his pen even more In February of 2020 he was hand picked by Black Thought of the Roots to participate in his Carnegie Hall 3 day master class.  Which culminated in a performance by Bones and the other participants.  Covid put a halt to the world as a whole but Bones would keep his name in the mix by releasing a steady stream of freestyles during the pandemic.  He also kept fans tuned into his Fragrance Friday segment on Instagram where every Friday he gave details on a bottle from his large cologne collection.  After a bout with covid that left him hospitalized Bones hit the studio with a vengeance.  He released his very own cologne Mamba Sauce as he put the finishing touches on his latest music offering 8 Iz Enuff. His latest project is also accompanied by a new scent Emlen Street which is an ode to the block he lived on in Philadelphia.  In 2021 he released his second installment of 30 for 30 along with a new scent named 2.0

The road to the riches has been far from glamorous but Bones was born a dream chaser.  He is determined to bring his talents & the news you can use to more and more fans everyday.