Born Brandon Lakes, Blayze 513 has seen a lot in his life. At the age of 10 he witnessed his home raided by police and the arrest of his step father for trafficking cocaine, possession of crack/cocaine and permitting drug abuse. within the next 2 years, Blayze was homeless with his mother and younger brother due to the incarceration of his step father. He then took to the streets as an escape from the chaos in his life. At the age of 13 he began selling drugs to provide an income for his mother and brother due to his step father being locked up. He learned quickly that this wasn't what he wanted for himself or his family. At the age of 14, he began recording music with local Cincinnati label "Beneath The Surface Records". People drew to Blayze because of his ability to relate with a lot of the kids that were going thru similar situations. Blayze quickly learned that rapping came very natural to him and that he was able to relieve his stress and worries through writing and recording songs. At just 17, Blayze became one of the top battle rappers in the area. He would travel all over battling at different clubs and his name had spread like a wild fire. in 2003 he took the Cincinnati crown at the Roc The Mic tour as the battle champion of Ohio. In 2005, Blayze was a part of MTV "battle of the best" , however he was disqualified due to slandering Whitney Houston... who was a judge. In 2008 Blayze linked up with local r and b singer Jason "Harmony" Thompson and the released "The Collision" with the hit single "Girlfriend". "Girlfriend" was a blast off for the duo and they instantly became a top act in the local music scene. In 2011, Blayze made his first appearance on BET 106 and Park "Freestyle Friday" segment. In 2012, He again was brought on to BET 106 & Park "freestyle Friday" and was crowned champion. Recently, Blayze has released two solo projects "HIStory" a mixtape and "The Life Of H.A. Milton" EP, which was produced, recorded and mastered by top producer Kyle "Otto" Otto with Otto Labs, LLC. Blayze continues to learn and build his reputation as a grade A artist and is pushing to show the world his side of the tracks!!