Foe Bishop was born in Boston, MA but raised in South Carolina. Discovering his passion for music in junior high school, Foe met a local producer Russell Rockwell who was producing tracks for signed artist Nivea, Eightball, and Lil Flip. Rockwell started teaching Foe how to count bars and understand song formats as well as booking Foe as a opening act for Nelly, 50 Cent, and Ludacris. Due to Rockwell's artist roster, he couldn't give Foe the attention he needed so Foe started working with engineer/producer Phil Duckett who produced Heart Of A Champion on Nelly's Sweat Suit album. 2007 Foe Bishop attended radio one's Spring Bling in Miami, FL where he connected with grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist Akon. Foe was contacted by Big Jah, Akon's business manager. Konvict muzik flew Foe to NY to sign a deal that eventually fell threw due to a budget issue. Foe met Dee and Waah from Ruff Ryders while he was in NY and they invited the independent artist on tour. Foe Bishop initially rapped as Focus releasing Bandwagon 1 & 2 Mixtape which eventually caught the attention of the streets when he started freestyling over jacked beats. Foe started traveling to ATL, SC, NC, and VA to make a bigger name for himself. Bandwagon 1 & 2 Mixtape both went viral on Datpiff.com without any videos on youtube, creating a buzz in the southeast for the talented young artist. He changed his name from Focus to Foe Bishop due to copyright problems. The name Foe came from his fans short for Focus. The name Bishop came from his childhood friends who use to call him Bishop from 2pac's character in the movie Juice. Foe decided to start his own independent record label called Foe Bishop Muzik founded 2013. Foe gained the attention of Jack Thriller, (50 Cent's associate) who wrote a blog about Foe Bishop's latest mixtape Friend or Foe that was released Feb 9, 2016 that charted the top 100 on audiomack for the 1st weeks release. http://jackthriller.com/unsigned-thriller-foe-bishop-friend-foe/. Foe was also featured on Hip Hop Weekly magazine Instagram page for recognition and indie spotlight of the month. May 2016 Charlotte NC radio station power 98 named Foe Bishop Carolina's street connect artist of the week.
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