Citing Kool G Rap and Lord Finesse as major influences in picking up a pen and becoming an MC, B-1 spent a long time honing his craft on the down low before being featured on two tracks on Kool G Rap's 1995 album "4, 5, 6", alongside close associate MF Grimm. However this wasn't the first time for B-1 to work with one of his former idols as he already had the chance to record alongside Lord Finesse, Grimm and Freddie Foxxx in 1992, earning him a mention in the prestigious demo section of Rap Pages Magazine.
In the late 90's, B-1 went on to become one of the first artists to sign a deal with Rawkus Records and released a handful of successful underground records, several of which featured collaborations with none other than Large Professor. In 2000 the very gifted Queens MC went quiet, but never stopped recording new music. It was already 2012 when B-1 finally made a dope comeback on the Beneficence collabo track, "Rulez To The Game (Remix)", that also featured Harlem legend Herb McGruff.
B-1 Discography Tracks
Singles & EPs
|One (46) A.K.A. B-1||One (46) A.K.A. B-1 - Verbal Affairs / Empire Staters (Single)||Rawkus||US||1997||Sell This Version|
|RWK 163-1||B-1 Featuring Kool G Rap||B-1 Featuring Kool G Rap - Cardinal Sins (12")||Ghetto Gold Recordings, Rawkus||RWK 163-1||US||1998||Sell This Version|
|STONET1||B-1 & Large Professor||B-1 & Large Professor - Put Yo' Self In My Place (12")||Stonegroove Recordings||STONET1||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|BEN 09-1||B-One*||How We Live / Built Like That (12")||Fat Beats||BEN 09-1||US||2000||Sell This Version|
|B-1 & Large Professor / Da Beatminerz & O.C.||B-1 & Large Professor / Da Beatminerz & O.C. - Hands Of Time/ Spitgame (Single)||Ill Adrenaline Records||US||2013||Sell This Version|