Blake Alexander | History in the Making Ottawa Upcoming Urban Culture
Blake Alexander is a 28-year-old inspired, motivated, dedicated and new upcoming artist from Ottawa, Canada. He has always loved music, always had musical abilities, but did not realize he was really preparing for his future music career. 2019 was when he really decided to pursue his music career. For the past decade, he has been battling addiction with alcohol and drugs. There have been highs and lows. In 2018 his addiction took him to places he would wish no one would ever have to be. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, he ended up homeless on the street of downtown Ottawa. However, in the last 2 years he has remained sober.
Birth name: Blake Alexander
Profession: Musician,Producer ,Audio Engineer
History In The Making
He ended up living in hospitals, shelters and trap houses to stay out of the cold. During the summer, he lived in parks and anywhere else he could. Though still struggling, he kept working on his craft.
He proceeded to find a way to record his music, by any means possible. He would record in cars, parks, hospital washrooms and libraries. In 2018 he decided that he had enough and checked himself into a long-term Christian based drug and alcohol treatment center in Ottawa. He explained that he knew God was always present in his life and was watching over him. This is when he really accepted the help he needed and got connected with the community. He also has built his relationship with Jesus during his time in treatment.
While in treatment, Blake decided that he was going to change his style of music. Changing it from the secular music we commonly hear today, to rapping about change, hope, faith, how others can overcome addiction and how they can build their own relationship with God. “New life” was created, recorded and released from his bedroom in treatment. Blake has said that this is only the beginning and has plans on sharing the gospel. He also states, its never too late to change and we all can overcome addiction with the help of community and Jesus. Since then, he has also released 2 singles called, “Hallelujah” and “The Usual”. He is also currently working on his 2nd album, “Life After”.
Blake Alexander Release And Socials
Social Media Links
The Usual: https://open.spotify.com/track/7ECe9Gzz6xLdtEsr1YTsK8?si=oLu_SL2UT7m8DLx0IkuKMg
The Usual: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-usual-single/1525790887
The Usual: https://youtu.be/-Ybh47OAZFo