Blaze, whose real name is Joseph Sinclair, lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Blaze had difficult teenage years after the loss of his hard working father, but turned to writing music after an inspiration from a very close friend. Unfortunately, Blaze also lost his close friend but this only gave Blaze energy to work on his music and gave him the desire to succeed as an artist within the inner city of Winnipeg. Blaze's skills were then appreciated by a Club owner Marvin Smoker (Club Gathering Eagles) who allowed him to start doing freestyle concerts and subsequently Blaze made a demo with his partner, D-Man, called the "The Undiscovered Country". Blaze's first recording in 2003, "The Book of Reality" launched his place in the Winnipeg Hip Hop scene and he became known as the 'voice of the inner city'. The CD was well received and Blaze started Rapping across Manitoba as the Aboriginal Rapper. "Blaze - The Joe Stylez Project", his second CD released in 2004 took rap music in the Aboriginal community to a higher level. Singing and relating to his community, Blaze 'keeps it real' for his audience and recognizes that he is a role model for the Aboriginal youth in the city and as such tries to keep his music clean. Blaze has recorded a number of mixed tapes. In 2006 Blaze was the Brewno Award winner for Hip Hop/Rap and was nominated for the Aboriginal People Choice Award: Hip Hop/Rap. These successes have given Blaze the strength and dedication to continue his music. Baze's break for a formally distributed recording came when TG Records appreciated his skills and dedication, giving him opportunities, which led to his most recent CD "My People". This CD features Leisha Holler and Teddy Gramz. Blaze is already looking at releasing another CD in the near future.
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