aka Jus Bleezy is the stage name of Charles M. Peterson, one of St. Louis’ most ingenious, hardest working and flourishing hip-hop musicians. He is perhaps best known for being St. Louis’ original rap music innovator. Jus Bleezy has created the sound and facilitated the environment that has spawned each and every internationally renowned rap music artist hailing from the STL. Bleezy is currently gearing up for his mixtape “Go Hard or Go Home” hosted by Miami’s DJ Khaled due out on October 21st, 2008. The lead single “Bosses” features Gorilla Zoe, Yo Gotti and Block. Fans can also expect Jus Bleezy’s major label debut on his own record label JBE distributed through Fontana/Universal in the coming months.
Peterson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and spent his youth growing up in the game. Jus Bleezy gained his credibility on some of the meanest streets in St. Louis, becoming intimately familiar with its codes of violence. In the early 90’s he found himself on street corners spitting volcanic rhymes and became famous in the hip-hop underground because of his distinctive, blatant hustler style and gritty flow. Bleezy found a successful writing formula by vividly detailing the life of a street hustler from a personal perspective. These experiences comprised some of the most compelling lyrical content ever written and gave his music a sense of realism. They include a shooting incident, outside of familiar St. Louis club, The Smith Center, which was regularly frequented by DJ Quick, Above the Law and Breed. As Jus Bleezy left a set, he was shot 7 times. Thought dead, homicide detectives outlined his body as he lay motionlessly in the street. Although riddled with bullets from both an AK47 and a 9 millimeter, Jus Bleezy survived.
Realizing that notoriety can never be gained at the expense of street credibility, Jus Bleezy has settled for impacting the music industry from another viewpoint, street hustler turned artist, lyricist, producer and promoter. Acting as CEO with his colleague Guccio of the independent record label, Black on Black/Quit Playin Entertainment (BOBQP), Bleezy has proven his place in the hip-hop game.
Ingenious in his collaborative prowess, Bleezy also joined forces with native St. Louis producer Lev, as he produced hits for artist’s including the bay area rap wonder Richie Rich and STL based rapper Ram Luv. As Bleezy focused more on further developing an unparalleled lyrical style, his efforts to produce and promote other artists proved daunting. He ultimately made the decision to center his attention solely on being a successful recording and performing artist.
Jus Bleezy released his first solo radio single entitled “Women Ain’t All That Bad”. The record enjoyed prominent rotation at Urban and Rhythmic-formatted stations for several months after its’ original release. Universal Records immediately sought out BOBQP Records. Upon signing the distribution deal, Jus Bleezy quickly developed his own marketing and promotional team. Jus Bleezy and his production partner traveled to Puerto Rico in 2006. While there they spent time shooting and shopping one of the first mixtape DVD’s featuring 7 videos, including The All-star single “So Serious”. The project also included a CD with 17 mixtape tracks.
Inspired by rap music icon, Too $hort, Jus Bleezy continued on the money grind, and with true hustler’s ambition he spent the subsequent years touring, writing and recording such unique albums as “Crak Talk” and cross-over hit singles “Like Me”, featuring R&B artist Trey Songz. Jus Bleezy is set to prove he is the next reigning champ from STL. More information on Jus Bleezy can be found on www.myspace.com/jusbleezyent!!!