The man who was born Scott Al-Tall to an American mother of Irish/German descent and a Jordanian father who split when Bilistic was six weeks old, has crammed a lot of living into his years. One of four siblings, he lived a nomadic existence until age 15, when the family finally put down roots in Wichita, Kansas. Today Bilistic is the owner of New Life Records, a husband, a father, an artist and a creative force to be reckoned with throughout Kansas and the surrounding states.
Bilistic has opened for almost every hip hop heavyweight to blow through the Midwest–Nelly, Bone Thugs & Harmony, 3 6 Mafia, Cypress Hill, Jagged Edge, Naughty by Nature, Ashanti, Tech 9…the list goes on. He’s headlined and attracted crowds as large as 10,000 people in major market venues from Dallas to Denver; from Chicago to Miami, and Las Vegas to Phoenix. He also performed at the MTVU 2006 Spring Break Celebration, hosted by DJ Legacy. (He is also featured on DJ Legacy’s Heat wave Mix tapes, as well as the EP They Still Don’t Love Me, where he joined forces with underground heavy hitters Bukshot, Bubba Sparxxx, Haystak, Gangsta Black, Brotha Lynch and more.) Aside from having sold over 20,000 copies of his self-released albums, Bilistic’s music is in a constant state of download and has been embraced by program directors in a 10-state radius.
Not only is Bilistic a solo artist who has been hailed by Murder Dog magazine as “better than Eminem,” but he has recently started a band known as The Haight Ashbury Experience, & a new genre of music they are calling “Hippie Hop.” He has also joined forces with his 11 year old son Damien Styles on two projects. First is the father & son duo now known as The A Team. Second is the gospel group known as 4Ever Changed where they join forces with two of the greatest gospel singers of all time, Tk Neal & Mylin Brimm. Last but not least, he heads up the super group called Sons Of Propaganda, or S.O.P. for short. Needless to say, music is this man’s life, & his work ethic is one that is truly untouchable!
Bilistic believes his independent record label New Life Records will soon be known all across the globe as one of the most talented record labels ever formed. From hip hop to r&b, rock & roll to gospel, this label has talent in every genre of music! So regardless of what kind of music you like, there is something for everyone on this label!