Joshua Brewster better known by his stage name "Josh Breezzyy" is an american Rapper and Engineer from Long Island NY residing in North Carolina. Currently the CEO of Independent Label "McKnight Records" operating under Josh Breezzyy LLC.
Josh was born to his mother Christina and his father Anthony on February 13th, 1996 in Long Island NY. Josh spent the first 6 months of his childhood living with his unmarried parents in his father's mom's house. At about 6 months of age Josh's mother and father split up and Josh moved into his mother's mom's house with his mom for the next 5 years. During this time, Josh would be in the middle of a child visitation battle and custody battle which would lead his parents into being on some of the worst terms in history. During this time though, Josh would find a new father figure in his grandfather, Herb, who looked after Josh while his mother was at work and was really the father figure in Josh's life that he needed. Eventually Josh would see his father on a Bi-Weekend basis. That really impacted Josh's life growing up in what some would say a good way. Fast forward to age 6, Josh's mom is now getting married to what would become Josh's step-father and they would move out of his grandparents basement into a nice family home a few blocks away. A few years later, Josh's little brother would be born and the family would move right next door to where Josh grew up. The family moved into the house right next to his grandparent's house where they would spend the next 10 years. In 2007 Josh would lose his best friend, his father figure and his buddy, to kidney failure and his life would here take a turn for the worst.
Josh Breezzyy attended Riverhead High School in Long Island and graduated 83rd in his class of over 300 in 2014. Josh also graduated from The Academy of Applied Technology earning 2 Mastery Certificates in Audio Production in 2014 as well. During High School Josh competed with Connor Karpilovsky in the SkillUSA competition where they placed 2nd in Regional Competition and 3rd in States in the Audio Production category. Josh Breezzyy produced his Freshman album in his Senior Year of High School entitled "Illuminati Pt.2: Before They Take Me" which was critically acclaimed by his peers as well as thousands around the world. He was also in what ended up to be a 1 year relationship with then girlfriend who's name shall remain confidential which influenced most of the positive uplifting songs on the album. Josh never performed at his High School, but keeps it open as an opportunity to return one day and perform.
A Record Label started by 5 friends which would give Josh the outlet to produce his music. McKnight Records was started by Josh Brewster, Connor and Kyle Karpilovsky, Michael Pino And Tre McKnight. Now, Independently Owned by just Josh, McKnight Records is a Independent Label pushing Josh to the next level of his career. With a few members on board, they handle the business operations of Josh Breezzyy.
Josh Breezzyy graduated from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut with a Bachelors in Music Business with a focus in Hip Hop in 2018. Through the first year of his college experience, he met a group of friends who helped further his music career in Kenneth Mozee and Sakorey Davis. These three would go on to form a musical Club and produce many Hip-Hop shows around campus as well as hold events and perform for other clubs and organizations as well. Through Sakorey is where Josh was found by Kevin Ball, CEO of 8 Ball Entertainment, which he later cut ties with due to sketchy business practices and contractual disagreements. Josh created a unique path while at the University of Bridgeport establishing a degree which expanded well beyond the regular curriculum of a Music Business Major. He studied Marketing, Poetry, and Digital Design, which all helped his career but weren't exactly part of the Major at the time. With the help of his advisor, Dr. Frank Martignetti he was able to complete this degree and break new ground for future students of his similar career. Also, while at the University, Josh was the Studio Manager of the small on campus studio where he would often help other students with their work as well as create his own music often skipping classes and meals to be in the studio. Josh graduated on May 5th, 2018 from the University of Bridgeport and continued his independent study with Dr. Martignetti to complete a Journal documenting his path and that Journal will be published in April of 2020.
Josh Breezzyy has released a Trilogy Saga of music. He first appeared in the Rap and Hip Hop realm with his Mixtape "Illuminati Pt. 1: The Mixtape. Then 2 years later, he hit the streets as well as iTunes and Spotify with his first Full Length LP "Illuminati Pt. 2: Before They Take Me" which released in February of 2014. After a 3 month hiatus from the local and world wide scene, Josh through a curve ball Mix-Tape into the mix with his release of "Illuminati: Willows Way EP" which released in July of 2014. After the well received project of "Willows Way" he then went on to perform at local theaters as well as his own college campus events to Promote his Album. Then boom. Another disappearance from the scene with no music. But as it seemed fit, Josh released a Single entitled "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" which contained very aggressive and political lyrics, with a catchy and meaningful hook as well as an excerpt from Malcolm X. This video sky rocketed and received notification from Rapper ICE-T as well as multiple NAACP Chapters and many critically acclaimed Hip Hop heads. Within the video, contained what YouTube deemed "Copyright Material" which in reality was a montage of Police Brutality videos. At its peek of ten thousand three hundred and twenty five views (10,325) the video was removed do to this "Copyrighted Material". After that, Josh stayed behind the scenes and was preparing for his next big release. And in the Summer of 2015, Our ears were blessed with the third (3rd) installment of the Illuminati Saga: "Illuminati Pt.3: Gone But Not Forgotten". The build up for this album was fueled by a 2 hour in-depth interview which was live streamed from the Kyle K Show which discussed everything from the "Illuminati" meaning to the very first release from the Album "Let It Go" Ft. Anna. which commercially flourished. After the success of "Something About You" and "Let It Go" Josh decided to sharpen up his skills as an Emcee and Song Writer and take a different route. Staying Quite for over a year, he released "MASK: Music and Soul Kit" with the Single "Away With Me" being the stand out track. Away With Me Features Singer Hennessy and marks their first collaboration. The song did well and is still streaming well almost a year later. In May of 2017 Josh Released the Logic inspired track "All of Us" Promoting Peace, Love and Positivity in which got high praise from Hip Hop Blogs, and his fans. He released the Music Video May 20th, 2017 and it marked his first venture into Music Videos. In 2018 Josh released his critically acclaimed album "Tortured Artist" with the singles being "Outer Space" featuring Croatian artist Vanja Jeleca and "In My Head". Both songs did well, but as an album, though it received great reviews, the numbers didn't add up and it was determined to be a flop amongst the label. This did not stop Josh as he took a short hiatus and then released his stand out single in the spring of 2019 entitled "All I Ever Wanted" which was met with a great reception from his peers and growing fan base. It was quite the change of pace from the slower previous works on "Tortured Artist" and was known as the "Song of the Summer" by his fans. This momentum was continued with trap inspired song "Call The Cops" featuring friend and artist St. Droper. This song seemingly went under the radar but pushed the two to go on tour in the spring of 2019 performing at 5 different locations in 5 different states to sold out crowds. Josh didn't stop there. He continued the momentum with single "D.O.A." produced by Still Movin producer Reezy. Josh decided to show off his lyrical prowess with a 4 minute onslaught that provided a catchy hook. This song did will bringing in a new group of fans. Off the success of these three singles Josh and his girlfriend of 2 years were able to move out of his Mom's house in Long Island and move down to Fayetteville, NC. Here, Josh would go on to record the rest of his album "Third Dimension" including smash single "Feel Me" featuring Breanna Marin. This would fuel the fire for Josh's new album and even gathered his first news paper article from his home town paper. Third Dimension was released on January 17th, 2020 and featured artists like Caprot, a long time friend and original McKnight Records artist, Breanna Marin, LaKeith Rashad, John Concepcion, and Eminem long time friend Mr. Porter from D-12. Third Dimension was Josh's biggest album to date, doing over 90,000 streams in the first week.