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Benjamin "Azon Blaze" Ward was born on Nov. 5th, 1985 in Raleigh, NC. He grew up in the small town of the in Apex where he peaked as an athlete, scholar, and community favorite. His music passion was fueled by his 2 older cousins who were condesuers of hip hop, and his father, who was a local soul & R&b Dj at the time. He began expiramenting freestyling at the age of 12 with his cousins, which later grew into writing rhymes in a notebook every chance he got. In high school he began recording on his own with whatever equipment he had around the house...after 4 years he taught himself how to mix and master his own songs. After taking a 2 year hiatus to focus on school at North Carolina A&T State University, studying media management, he got back into recording mode in the year 2006. Along with his brother/producer William "W2" Ward, he composed over 100 songs within 3 years. His career took a major boost after he met Alabama native, now in North Carolina, emcee SkyBlew.. He was given the chance to perform, and soon after, SkyBlew and him formed "Blaze The Sky", a super two man hip hop group. Since then, alongside SkyBlew, Azon has shared the stage with 9th Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Kooley High, Cesar Comanche, Rapsody, & Freebass 808 just to name a few. Azon has relesed 3 solo projects for free: "Kaleidoscope" in october of 2010, "Love Sounds" in february of 2011, and "Back To School Vol. 1" in may of 2011