Stephen “Blind Fury” Norris
Stephen was born October 10, 1984, in Camden South Carolina. He was born with several birth defects, and his future seemed to be uncertain. Stephen was born with a Spine defect called Spina-Bifida, he was not only born blind, but born without the eyeball or the optic nerve, therefore there would be no chance of a transplant.
It was said that Stephen would be a burden on his mother because of all the problems he was dealt. “He would not be able to walk, and he would not live a normal life. And maybe his mother should consider giving him up because she may not be able to handle it. But thanks to a wonderful doctor in Camden, Dr. Thomas Joseph, he guided his mother in the correct path to ensure that Stephen would be treated by Doctors for every problem that he had, or may develop. Everyday Monday thru Friday for the first 6 months of Stephen’s life, he was either at a hospital for tests, or a Doctors office. He had surgery at just 2 months old on his spine to correct damages caused at birth. Several years later he required more surgery on his spine to remove tumors.
Stephen was also born with clubbed feet, which required that both his feet be broken and reset. He was fitted for braces for both feet, and was very slowly learning to walk. He did not walk until he was about 3 years old. but that obstacle had then been overcome as would several more, as his mom would always encourage him not to say I can’t, but to try.
Over the years, there have been other health problems that have occurred, usually from the original birth defects. But Stephen has never once let his blindness, or other disabilities stop him from participating in other activities that kids without disabilities do.
Stephen started an Infant Stimulation Program in Camden when he was just 10 months old. This program worked on all this gross motor skills and helped with independence.
Stephen was ready to begin public school, so at age 3 he was enrolled in kindergarten.
Stephen attended public school in Camden, graduating May 2003. Independence is an asset that his mom has drilled Stephen with for the past 20 years, which has really paid off for him. He is a strong independent young man, who can and will do anything he sets his mind to.
The hip hop world has been waiting patiently for the next big thing! Blind Fury represents the evolution of the rap game that was born on the streets of the Bronx, NY. Born blind on October 10, 1984 in Camden South Carolina he had the world against him from day one. Imagine the doctor telling your Mother that you didn’t have a chance of making it past age one. These are the odds that Fury has been facing his whole life. Growing up he had to deal with the blackness and the blindness. These were hard times for him and his struggling single parent mother. Like so many before him to turned to music, he began at an early age learning to play the keyboard by age four and he began singing at age five.
As Hip Hop grew so did Blind Fury, at age nine his singing transformed into creating rhymes in his head on a daily basis. His talents began to shine and the people of South Carolina started to get a taste of what was to come. He began to be called gifted because of his immense talents. Fury decided to showcase his talents on stage for the first time at a local club in South Carolina when he was discovered by DJ Mellow(Travis Jiles). Mellow contacted his friends DJ Spice(Harold Griffin) & Darell Jones about his discovery of an amazing talent. The friends formed the management company 3 WiseMen Entertainment with one mission on their minds Blind siding the music world!
Fury began to perfect his skills in the studio laying down tracks that showcased his singing as well as his mic skills. Then came the MC battles, Fury has slayed emcees up and down the east coast from Atlanta’s Club 112 to NYC’s Fight club. Word quickly started to spread through the streets of NYC that there was an MC who couldn’t see but he could definitely hear the music and the crowd as he destroyed anyone who stepped to him.
Blind Fury gained worldwide fame from winning a multitude of Rap Battles and appearing on MTV’s RocAfella MC Battle, as B.E.T’s 106&Park “Freestyle Friday” Grand Champion (2011) and on B.E.T’s Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Blind Fury is from Lugoff, S.C. and after performing in local area hotspots was discovered due to his incredible talent. He is an artist, entertainer and songwriter with a style that is described as “real storytelling”. His musical influences consist of Outkast, Big L, UGK, Tech N9ne as well as artists from other genres such as R&B, Pop, Reggae, Country, and EDM.
Blind Fury has released a number of Mixtapes including “Street Leaks” Vol.1 & 2, "Fury Friday” , “Do You See What I Hear” & “Return Of Fury Friday”.There’s also some iTunes Offical 3 WiseMen Entertainment “Blind Fury” releases like the well received Gifted E.P. (07’),The “Fury Friday” MIXTAPE Single “Clear The Air”(11’) , let’s not forget the much talked about single & video “Friends Before Lovers”(11’). He is currently promoting his new project, The Debut Album“Young And Gifted Always”(Y.A.G.A) with two single releases, “Do Somthin” & “Just Let Me”. The Debut Album released on March 25th, 2014 is available on iTunes,GooglePlay,Amazon & all other digital stores.