Bandanna Bonds was born in Memphis Tennessee. His mom was 15 and his pops 18. His father served in the military hoping to provide a better life for him and his mother. While his father was serving overseas, Bond’s and his mother moved from house to house. Sometimes staying with family members, sometimes with strangers. His mother also continued having children while his father was away, which eventually put a strain on their relationship. At the age of 6, Bond’s grandmother picked him up from school. “I remember I was sick and she nursed me back to health”, says Bonds. He never returned to live with his mother. He would be 18 before he found out why.
At 7 years young Bonds moved with his Pops to Virginia. Like most military men, his father was very strict. However, that didn't play out well with the upbringing Bond’s was used to. By then, drugs, violence and poverty was a normal life to him. Living with his father was nothing like living in Memphis. He had his own room, his own clothes, and he didn't hear sirens every night or talk about dead bodies on the way to school. As good as a life his pops provided, he still chose to search for trouble.
Bond’s got kicked out of Germany for his behavior while his dad was stationed there. Fayetteville, NC is where they relocated to. Back in the States, he followed in his mother’s footsteps and had his first child when he was 14. It's also where he first went to prison at the age of 18 for arm robbery and kidnapping. After serving 5 years he came home and got a job at a local Waffle House and car wash within one week of being released. Only to get caught in a murder charge a couple of weeks later. First degree murder is what they initially charged him with. After a 2 ½ year battle with his lawyers and the D.A., he signed a plea to do 3 more years, and he got it without testifying or writing a statement on anyone. Needless to say, his constant run in with the law made it hard for him and his pops to get along.
Music has always been Bandanna Bond’s therapy. He started writing lyrics when he was 13. But during his last bid in prison he told his self that after he got out this time, he was going to take his passion for music serious. He wrote a song or a verse every day during his last year there. And still to this day, he hasn’t used even one. After being released from prison Bond’s had nowhere to live. His father wouldn't let him stay in NC with him and the parole board wouldn't let him move to Memphis with his other siblings. So, he lied to his parole officer and used an old friend’s address, when in reality he was staying from couch to couch for months. At the time Bond’s didn't even have a pair of shoes on his feet. He got a job at a packing company, which didn’t last long but it was all he needed to get started and start paying for his studio time.
Now he can be seen opening up for top artist in the game such as Yo Gotti, MoneyBagg Yo, Young Dro, and Plies to name a few. With his heavily anticipated album dropping on June 6th, 2017 entitled “Hustlin’ Like I’m Broke”, Bond’s plans to take the game by storm. Giving his fans both the dirty and the money side of life, Bandanna Bond’s is in rare form and his delivery leaves you wanting more.
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