Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bill grew up rough in a broken home. He learned early on how to fend for himself and when things at home would get to him, he would turn to his pad and pen and listen to his diverse taste in music, for inspiration. He would pen random lyrics and poetry from a young age and make up melodies he would hum to himself. Despite his artistic side, growing up with tough brothers he developed an instinct to take care of himself physically when needed. In the playground the other kids would say that Bill was one of the most solid fighters and solid people they could depend on....hence the birth of the name Steel Bill. Bill enjoyed everything from country to rock and of course fell in love with hip hop. Hence, his material today is a testament to a little bit of flavor from all the aforementioned genres. He picked up the guitar early on and taught himself how to play. Shortly after he would also teach himself how to make beats in his home studio and lace his own tracks with his unique and contagious vocals.
However, this did not pay the bills. Bill would dream of one day performing and sharing his musical passion with the world but in the meantime was working 18 hour days on a car lots where he would eventually become manager. Through his hard work, charm, natural charisma and good looks he was the top salesman the company had ever hired. Still, Bill was not happy deep inside. He knew where his heart lay and he was not honoring that.
After a long day at the car lot, rather than rest or sleep Bill would make music and play it for his friends and family. Everyone around him was astounded by his talent. One day, on the car lot, a random customer people called "Tiger" got talking with Bill. Bill sold him a car and gave him a CD of some songs he had made from home. Tiger listened to the CD on his way home and was not expecting much. He was incredibly surprised. He called Bill right away and set up a meeting with him. The next day Bill quit his job and took a plane to LA with Tiger to start the pursuit of his dream.
Steel Bill continued to astound anyone who heard his music. Tiger committed to sponsor Bill for as long as it took to show the world a glimpse of what he had seen and heard in Bill. Within weeks Steel Bill and Tiger walked into Mams Taylor's studio in West Hollywood. Taylor was reluctant to take the meeting as Bill was described to him as a white rapper. Taylor immediately recognized that Steel Bill is so much more than that and started producing for Bill right away. "Steel Bill plays guitar, sings and raps and can write lyrics and melodies in any genre! He is a true artist and the Elvis of rap!" Taylor recognized the marketability of this young man, with his look and natural southern swagger and talent, Taylor would invest a lot of his time in this artist. Taylor heard Bill's material and though he was impressed thought it was too regional. After hearing Bill freestyle for 30 minutes straight while playing the guitar he was inspired to find the right lane for Bill musically. And so the birth of the remake of "Doc of the Bay". They found the sound of Steel Bill.
A variety of artists such as Joel Madden from Good Charlotte to Macy Gray (Both of which are featured on Bill's album) were in fact so impressed they asked if they could work with him. Industry honcho's have also recognized immense talent in Bill and described his music as a cross between Kid Rock and Nelly.
Steel Bill is slowly building solid recognition as a hard working ultra talented musician who is on the cusp of becoming a household name in America and indeed worldwide.
Get ready for Steel Bill.
Steel Bill was scouted by Suge Knight and Lloyd Lake and was close to doing a multi album deal with them but declined last minute on the advice of management.
Steel Bill was approached by T Monee to sign with Kon Live.
Carmello Anthony expressed massive interest in signing Bill to his label. However, they could not reach an agreement on his creative direction as Carmello wanted Bill's music to be much more Hip Hop based.
Steel Bill had two meetings with Step Johnson from Interscope Records and is currently going back and forth to see if a mutually beneficial deal can be reached.
Steel Bill also met up with Britney Spears management team and they have expressed interest in doing a deal with him through Spears and Jive.
Steel Bill has worked with the following artists
Ya Boy The Rockstar
And many more