· By Anderson B. Cox

Strictly Bizness: A Musical Odyssey from LA Streets to Konkrete Money Entertainment

Mark "Strictly Bizness" Grant's journey is a symphony of beats echoing from the streets of Los Angeles. Born and raised in the City of Angels, his love affair with music started in the cradle, where the rhythm of hip-hop became the lullaby of his childhood. The echoes of Run DMC, The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, and LL Cool J filled his earliest memories, setting the stage for a lifelong passion.
Growing up, Strictly Bizness found musical inspiration not only in his surroundings but also in the influences of his father, a music enthusiast who had lived in the heart of "Do or Die" Bedstuy, Brooklyn, NY. The blend of West Coast vibes and East Coast rhythm created a unique concoction that would later define his musical style.
The turning point came with cinematic revelations – the groundbreaking movies "Krush Groove" and "Breakin'" opened a portal to a world where music and culture converged. It was a moment of epiphany, and from that day forward, Strictly Bizness was committed to the artistry of hip-hop.
As the streets of Los Angeles faced the challenges of gang culture and the influence of the drug trade, Strictly Bizness made a pivotal decision. Instead of succumbing to the temptations of the streets, he chose a path of entrepreneurship. He envisioned a future where he could build a legitimate business and avoid the pitfalls that awaited those on the wrong side of the law.
This vision materialized into Konkrete Money Entertainment – a venture that encapsulates the fusion of music and film under one roof. For Strictly Bizness, it's not just about creating beats; it's about crafting a narrative, a story that resonates with the streets while transcending its confines.
The journey from LA's neighborhoods to the birth of Konkrete Money Entertainment is a testament to resilience, determination, and the transformative power of music. Strictly Bizness, the artist, entrepreneur, and storyteller, continues to write his chapter in the evolving saga of hip-hop, leaving an indelible mark on the streets that raised him and the industry he seeks to redefine.