Hailing from New York City’s infamous Castle Hill projects in the Bronx, Hocus 45th’s path to music originally started out on the streets when he was 12-years-old. After the passing of his father, he was left with 9 siblings, so he turned to the streets to help his mother, which resulted in him joining the notorious Blood set Sex Money Murder. He soon landed in jail and was facing life behind bars. In an effort to leave that life behind and nurture his talents, he shifted gears and began rapping. In 2008 he founded the group Bang Bang Boogie, which included Mysonne, Lord Tariq, Cuban Link and his brother S-1. The group gained quite a bit of notoriety, being heavily consigned by 50 Cent.
Things suddenly came to a halt after he and his brothers S-1 and Dolla,were indicted on very serious charges. After spending over 4 years behind bars awaiting trial, he was acquitted on all charges in December 2012. Since his release, Hocus 45th has turned his life around by becoming a vegan and dedicating his time to jail schools and group homes to speak to the youth. Now, the Bronx native has officially refocused on his music career, releasing his previous single “Dollar Dollar Bill,” which has been in heavy rotation in NYC. Now he unveils his brand new single titled “Gang Time.” Speaking on the single, Hocus shared “I no longer bang how I used to bang. I bang on wax, on bad health and dis-information.”
Listen to it below.