Born Jeffrey Terrell Dean, the Midwest rapper affectionately known as Bo Dean, hails from Hazelwood Mo. Just north of St. Louis.
Bo’s passion for rap started at the age of twelve when he bought his first rap album, entitled “ Big Willie.” By Will Smith.
Intrigued by the way words could be melodically placed in music, Bo Dean started listening to and was influenced by some of Hip Hop and R&B’s greatest, such as Michael Jackson, Jay Z. Fabulous, Lil Wayne and DMX to name a few. Bo Dean honed his skills and by the time he reached middle school, he released his first mixtape that received rave reviews.
Coming from a lineage of scholars and educators, Bo continued his education at Harris Stowe State University. During his studies, he began to showcase his wordsmith with creative and versatile flows constantly expanding his fan base.
After receiving his degree in English Education, Bo followed his family’s legacy and became an educator. School teacher by day and emcee by night. Seriously concentrating his efforts on his music career, his fan base led him to open for numerous national acts, including MGK, DMX, Nipsey Hu$tle, Bone Thugz, Rakim and Rittz. Even shutting down stages in New York, Nashville, Chicago and at SXSW in Texas.
His 2014 project “Bovember 3 “A Beautiful Ugly” covered a wide range of subject matter and was proclaimed by his fans as one of the best projects to come out of St Louis and one of his best pieces of work to date. That project spawned the popular songs, Money and Chi Chi.
Bo Dean’s hard work and dedication got him nominated for three (3) Slum Fest Awards In 2014. Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year, winning the latter. He also led his team “Young Gunz” to victory in the Slum Fest Hip Hop Cypher Battle, and was listed as one of the best emcees in St. Louis by the River Front Times.
The buzz around this talented St. Louis rapper is building and influential music industry insiders including, Crooked I from Slaughterhouse, Freeway from Roc-A-Fella and Project Pat of Three 6 Mafia are just of few who are sitting up and taking notice.
Bo Dean is continuing on his road to success with his signature fro in tow. He’s working with some of the best producers in St Louis and is ready to enter mainstream with his newly 2015 releases, Times Change and All Nite. What’s the next big thing for Bo Dean? Greatness!
New music video from Bo Dean featuring Tylan & Neiman Martin entitled "H8 Us" off his upcoming album "Fromerica"
Chilling with the fellas. Toasting to our success and to all the haters who thrive to see us fail... This ones for y'all.
Shot & edited by BryBree Music & Forever Made Photography
@realbodean - Fromerica drops July 4th on all music digital retail sites!
#bodean #h8us #fromerica #newmusic #2016 June 18, 2016 | Comments (14)
New visuals from STL's own Bo Dean called "All My" feat Sal Calhoun ( prod by TimeOut). Very powerful message and video. Comment, Share, Like, Support. New album #Fromerica on the way.
Shot by: Louie Boy & Bo Dean
Edited by: Jas Renae & Bo Dean
#bodean #allmy #fromerica #newmusic #2016 February 14, 2016 | Comments (2)
I want to challenge myself and rap off instrumentals other than rap beats. The first one drops this week. What are some tracks you want to challenge Bo to rap over?. It can be video game beats, rock, pop..whatever. Let's have some fun. #BO(eau)Squared on the way.
Here are the challenges so far
#bodean #nonrapbeatchallenge #nobeatsafe #nobs
First video release off the Bruce vs Bane album shows live footage from protest, the Million Mask March and other events where people take a stand. in Missouri after the August 9th tragedy.
Download the new album Bruce vs Bane @
Directed & Shot by: Front N Center
Edited by: Front N Center & NSP Visuals
Song Written & Performed by: T Dubb O & Bo Dean
#bodean #tdubbo #brucevsbane #bvb #hiphop #stl #sogl #fronation #moblyfe December 29, 2014 | Comments (35)
The long awaited collaborative album from Bo Dean and T-Dubb-O "Bruce vs Bane" is finally here. Merry Christmas to all....
#bodean #tdubbo #brucevsbane #bvb #hiphop #stl #sogl #fronation #moblyfe December 25, 2014 | Comments (1)
Brand new music off the long awaited collab album "Bruce vs Bane" from Bo Dean x TDubb O called "The Roc Back" featuring and produced by fellow Stl native Crisis. This joints takes you back to the golden era of hip hop where Rocafella was on top of their game running the boards. Powerful music right here. Bruce vs Bane is scheduled to drop on Christmas...
#bodean #tdubbo #crisis #bvb #therocback #rocafella #mobstar #stl December 13, 2014 | Post a Comment
Step Or Get Left continues the SOGL Cypher series, this time with Slaughterhouses own Crooked I. Bo Dean and Hystory also brings out the Legion of Lyricist to join the barmageddon including Tdubb-O, Haiku, Stoogie LaRusa and Nate Moore. One of the dopest SOGL Cyphers yet.
Bo Dean x TDubb O 's "Bruce vs Bane" drops in October
Prod by @CrisisKent (Space Council)
Video Shot by Matt Goodman
#bodean #cypher #undergroundgods #sogl #bovember #slaughterhouse #crookedi #shady #tdubbo #hystory September 4, 2014 | Comments (1)
Former Rocafella artist Philadelphia Freeway stopped through in St Louis to hit up the studio with two of Missouri’s rising star’s, Bo Dean and Tdubb O to lay down a classic single “Wadup” S/O to Basement Beats for the production. #BruceAndBane project coming soon!!
#bodean #tdubbo #freeway #wadup #sogl #moblyfe #stateproperty #rocafella #bovember #basementbeats
#bodean #louieboy #chillflamesz #jonalexander #darrenharris #sogl #bovember #fronation #chichi #beauwillie May 6, 2014 | Post a Comment
People have been constantly asking when the Fro will release a clothing line. It is finally on the way. Bo Dean released the logo to his new #FroNation line which is stated to drop at the end of this month. For pre-orders contact Bo at firstname.lastname@example.org...Read More
#bodean #fronation #clothes #apparel #bodean #bovember #stl #afros
Watch "Money" featuring Shotta G, the first visuals to drop from Bovember 3. This dope short film was directed by Semir Dergic. Be on the lookout for my next video "Chi Chi" which will complete the story.
#bodean #shottag #semirdergic #money #bovember3 January 24, 2014 | Post a Comment
My latest video interview with Mic Check has been posted. They asked me about my history, goals, Bovember 3, SlumFest nominations and more. I also spit some raw bars without a beat. Check me out on Mic Check below.
#bodean #bovember3 #miccheck #interview #sogl #hiphop December 7, 2013 | Post a Comment
Ryan Meyers trying to leave em stuffed this go round!