About Bossman: Rising Hip Hop Icon Bossman caught the eye of hip hop Mogul Jermaine Dupri in 2005, who quickly signed him to Virgin Records. Bossman now with Myspace Records and One Up Entertainment, Myspace Records is a thriving label known for tapping into the independent music community, his songs “So Fresh and A-Yo have been featured on highly acclaimed HBO series “The Wire: Season 5 Soundtrack. Bossman is currently wrapping up a music video to his highly anticipated single, “You Already Know.” “I believe my story will inspire others who are growing up on the streets in an environment that doesn’t look promising and know they can overcome struggle to success,” states Bossman.
He recently announced a webisode series No Struggle, No Success which launched November 21, 2009. No Struggle, No Success is a twelve part series documentary that depicts genuine life experiences, and provides confirmation that nothing is impossible. The webisode features appearances from Gucci Mane, Jim Jones, hip hop mogul Jermaine Dupri, and takes you to the streets of Baltimore. A city that is not only home to rapper Bossman, but also origin of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” Travis Holifield aka Bossman documentary which also features appearances from his mother and estranged father, is a power demonstration on how he turned to music as his method to the madness, and went on to create Baltimore’s street anthem “O” and the hit singles “I Did It” and “Off da Record,” produced by One Up Entertainment who has also produced tracks for mainstream artists such as Keyshia Cole, J-Lo, Jahiem, Raheem DeVaughn, Ice Cube and others.
More About Bossman: So often we've heard stories of young African-American males succumbing to the call of inner city street life by chasing the dream of expensive cars and fast money. Having parents who battled drug addiction and were in and out of prison, one would expect a child to be influenced by the major authority figures in their lives but not Travis "Bossman" Holifield, who found sanctuary in writing and creating music.
Growing up in Baltimore City home of HBO's "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Streets", Bossman was able to put a positive spin on the negative light that his city has been placed in creating and selling hit mix tapes which would give birth to Baltimore's street anthem "O" and the hit singles "I Did It" and "Off da Record" which was a five minute record that flooded the Mid-Atlantic as it touched on real life topics such as politics relating not only to music but the world and religion.
These songs and four others were produced by 1 Up Entertainment who has also produced tracks for mainstream artist such as Keyshia Cole, J-Lo, Jahiem, Raheem DeVaughn, Sisqo, and Ice Cube. Those mix tape would go on to sell 25,000 copies leading to Bossman's independently released "Law and Order" which sold 10,000 copies just months after it's release date. With a successful grind and remarkable hustle Bossman's dreams seemed within reach when in 2005, he was approached by Jermaine Dupri who signed him to Virgin Records just thirty minutes after their initial meeting.
Although the relationship with Virgin Records would be a brief one, Bossman has continued to grind towards the top.