Born 1982 to Tonette Ealy, Kortea developed a talent for music at a young age. It all started while helping his mom clean the house she would have artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Five Heartbeats, Jackson 5, Billy Holiday, ect… playing in the background. He became familiar with many different varieties of music, which led him to want to become an entertainer himself. Kortea started doing shows around town at the age of 8. As he got older the style of music changed and he started listening to artists such as Ice-T, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Slick Rick, Jay-Z, 2-Pac, Biggie Smalls, Tech N9ne, Rich Tha Factor, Young Buck, Bun-B, Pimp C, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg. These artists greatly influenced him when it came to creating his own style of music. Later on down the road he started his own group with friends and they called it B.F.L (Brothers For Life). That was the start of his rap career, since then he has done shows with 4 Sho Boyz, Top Notch, Street ENT, Street Mafia, 834, Genius & Money from 3rd world, Lil Kali, Blocc Builders, ect…He also did the KC Music Fest where him and fellow B.F.L member Tragic sit down with Atlantic Records A&R rep Amire Windom and were told they have what it takes to make it to the top. Now working on his newest mix tape “Rida Music” which is set to be one of the biggest mix tapes out of the midwest. With new tour dates on the way, There’s no doubt B.F.L is becoming one of the hottest underground rap groups out of Kansas. Born 1985 to Rossi Stagliano, but was soon to be raised by his grandmother Myrtle Branch in Wichita Ks. B1'$ or known to many as Eddie Titchenor quickly grew an interest in entertainment at a young age. He was involved in modeling and different pagents from the age of three and soon begin to conquer stage fright. B1'$ was influenced to start writing music by his older relatives that was also being raised by his grandmother. "We go and write and come back to see who had the freshes rhymes". He was also influenced by artist such as Tupac, Biggie,Twista, RBL Posse,Scarface,Nas,Jadakiss and T.I.
Eddie B1'$ Titchenor considers himself a nonfiction writer because everything he writes he's experienced or witnessed, that's why he's drawn to the artist he's influenced by.