It’s No Gain Without Pain For BK And New Single ‘No Pain’


BK started his career in music as a ghostwriter for his sister and her rap group. He also helped out directing their concerts, as well as participating in their shows. The group did rather well, opening for the likes of Rah Digga, Redman & Method Man, Trina, and Jay-Z.

At the time, BK, from Detroit, Michigan, was employed by a local independent record label, and although the girls went on to do more shows, they weren’t able to release any of their music, and the label went out of business. BK however seized the moment, and decided his time had come, to become an artist in his own name. His time behind the scenes taught him that the music industry is a cut-throat business, and so rather than entrust his music into the hands of just anyone, in addition to composing and performing his own songs, he launched his own label, Paystyle Records. Within a short time, the label released two national mixtapes, and also secured an audio licensing publishing deal with MTV.

With the mantra of Paystyle Records being they produce and perform music that will entertain and nurture the hearts and souls of fans, BK’s track, ‘No Pain’, is a fitting song for the label. The first lines, “Being independent…we go through trials and tribulations…ups and downs. But at the end of the day, it all equivelate out to one thing…No Pain No Gain!”

The video accompanying the song, directed by Boodang, shows that nothing can be achieved without hard work. Whether it be in the boxing ring, or on the track, or in business, or a dream to become a doctor – in everyone is a desire to be seen and heard, and it takes effort to get there.

‘No Pain’ is a very positive and encouraging song, and tells that there’s no easy way to get to the top, and is in effect a condensed history of BK’s career.

Check out BK and Paystyle Records online on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

BK Paystyle - "No Pain" (Official Video)

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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