We caught up with the homie as he makes power moves to solidify his place in the game and make his mark. Definitely a convo worth havin and y'all now how we do in the world of Apex Coture. We bring you that raw and we don't bring you no bullshit adn punk ass gossip. we only fuck with those who give off a reachable persona. Meaning they ain't got they ass on their shoulders. The homie here fits the mold and has quite a following when it comes to the birds. Oh mybad the ladies. Did I say that aloud? Anyway, we bout to chop it up with the homie and also give y'all some special treats like we always do. Leggo!!
ACMD: What up tho homie!! Welcome to the world of Apex Coture! Holla at the ppl real quick!
HB: World what's good what's good you already know it's handsome Balla... AkA Balla Ruffin aka your girlfriends favorite lol Apex Coture what's the word? What's good homie? Talk to me...
ACMD: Oh you know everything wavy over here so before we get to asking any questions we'd like to let you know we found out about you on instagram on some bad ass chick's post that was supporting/promoting one of your joints. I don't eeeem remember her name all these bad bitches look alike. But we chose to see what she was so hyped about and that's how we came to learn about Handsome Balla. Beauty works.....
HB: Yeah man the people been supporting and showing me hell of love from the homies to the beautiful women , especially the ladies tho, I appreciate them all and try to show the most appreciation by reposting them on my personal page to at least show them I see them and that I rock with them the same way they been rocking with me .. It's all love on this side
ACMD: Yes the ladies do deserve that! Btw Congrats on the mixtape. I got it. It's jammin. Tell us a lil about you and how you developed that style...
HB: Good looking bro , "Gotta get it 2" on the way too look out for that, but as far as style I actually can rap as well but when I started taking the music serious the harmonizing style more caught the people and the ears of many so I just ran with it, but like I said I can still hit you with a 1,2 on some actual hip hop lol. You'll never know what I'm coming with next lol. Just how I like to keep it keep em guessing lol...
ACMD: Harmony makes me listen i can tell ya that.. I can digg it.. Now upon listening to your mixtape (keep in my we don't do gossip at Apex Coture) I heard you mention something about they say you tryna be like Lil Durk. I never heard that and never even thought of it until I heard that line then listened to you both back to back. i see where the comparison could be but where did that come from and I can already see it doesn't effect you but tell us a lil about that.
HB: First and foremost shout out to Lil Durk I respect his craft as an artist and his grind he was just like me not to long ago young and trying to come up among a thousand other rappers coming out of Chicago so I have to make it clear it wasn't a diss but you know how it go, a person come out harmonizing make a name for himself in the industry and then an upcoming artist comes out doing the same and sounds just as good first thing the critics will say " oh he tryna be like this person or that person" and I heard from numerous people who would rather say that than say yo Balla that track is hard. You know the undercover fans who be upset their girl put my music on before theirs lol but nah on serious note it's all love man I just stay focused on what I'm doing no time to worry bout no one and their gossip , but once again shout out to Lil Durk and the whole OTF and Chicago I fuck with them... 100
ACMD: You said a mouth full aine eeem gotta put my 4 cent in. So tell us what's next or what you have in the works right now. Any new music or tours etc?
HB: Right now I'm working on "Gotta get it 2" which is my second mixtape and an EP didn't come up with a title for it as of yet but yeah those are my two projects in the works. I just released a track called "My niggaz" which is blazing and a couple others "Handsome man freestyle" ... Working on a body remix ft Vybz Kartel free up the world boss .. And I'm fed Doing a lot of shows as a matter of fact I have a concert with a reggae artist named Gully Bop he is buzzing in Jamaica right now and I was blessed to be the first American artist he's doing a concert with his first time in America so yeah I'm on my job the grind don't stop
ACMD: Dope! we gone be on the look out for that. As a matter of fact we gon rise with you so we got you covered. Ladies we gon keep y'all up on the homie HB.. So you out that BK aye? What does that have to do with your grooming in the game?
HB: Most def I'm rocking with yall! Bklyn son! Lol yeah man Bklyn... What can I say? Can take me out the hood but can't take the hood out of me. Being from Bklyn you never receive you have to take. So with that mentality on a positive note, if they don't wanna rock wit me I'ma keep giving them that heat to the point they'll have to .. And just admit that dude Handsome Balla actually aight lol .. I'm on my bully yo .. Shout out Bobby Shmurda free them Guys ✔️
ACMD: It's always a challenge getting ya city to rock with ya. Ask Maino.. S/o to Maino! You definitely have a different approach than most BK artists but I love em all. S/o to Fab, Jay, BIG and RIP Big L.. Who are some of the artists you rock with currently? That you listen to, would work with or are cool with?
HB: That's a fact , far as influences of course Big, Jay Z Fab and I'm cool with every one lol.. Ima humbled dude long as I ain't crossed or disrespected we gucci and we can knock out a track or two. I'm with networking and growth so therefor I'm open for it all...
ACMD: Smart man. You goin places young homie. How bout you throw some Shout outs to the ppl that matter!!
HB: Ayo shout out to my guy God lol with out you it wouldn't have been possible lol. Nah but yeah most def I gotta thank the man above, my moms, my sisters, brothers, my guy / manager Stan the man co- manager/ mentor Bklyn Tricky .. The whole ZooCrew my BME/ PMT Family... Azia T4p who was ft on the "Stress free 2.5 remix" look out for her she's a problem ... And everyone who been rocking with me since day 1 I love yall all word!!! Also big Shout to Apex Coture Magazine!!
ACMD: We appreciate you takin the time out to work with us. We look forward to your future endeavors and will keep the ppl updated on your every move..
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Interview and Article by Antuan "A-Tuan" Wright for Apex Coture Magazine https://twitter.com/ApexCotureMag