Born and raised in Bed Stuy and Flatbush, Brooklyn, 20-year-old Frank Escobar attended school in the Bronx. He credits Nas as his influence because of the way he tells stories in his songs. He chose rap as his career because it just something he enjoys to do, and when you enjoy something it is no greater feeling in the world. “Regardless if I get signed or just be making pennies, I will always love music and making it.” He is intrigued the most by the ability to connect metaphors with deeper meanings when making songs. “I believe rapping is an art form, it’s a craft. I’ve been practicing since about 8/9 years old, from writing poetry to spoken words to being able to connect with other people who share the same pains and struggles as me.” What separates Frank Escobar from the average artists that are out now? He sees himself being the next big thing representing New York due to his versatility, creativity and originality. Without a positive male figure in his life growing up, he idolized drug dealers and their personalities. “The name Frank Escobar came from me being a product of my environment. I wanted to have Frank Lucas’ smooth demeanor and Pablo Escobar sense of fear and power and apply those attributes to the music industry and my career. Lyrically I want to be feared, but as an artist I want to be cool, calm and collected.”
Not only is he an aspiring rapper, he still strives to acquire a college education. Attending SUNY Farmingdale pursuing a bachelor’s degree 2 and a half years in, majoring in professional communications, it is allowing him to find the happy medium between the streets’ struggle and pain and his college life. With his street credibility and his book smarts, Frank Escobar is sure to stun the world with all he got to offer.