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In the book of Romans, there is a prophetic scripture from the Lord that clearly states,
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” ROMANS 5:3-5."
Some of his closest peers know by the name of Stephen Norris, but the rest of the Hip-Hop world recognizes him as Blind Fury, his stage name he has donned since his journey to the MC rise since 2010 on BET’s 106 & Park for Freestyle Fridays. Many consider Blind Fury to what some quote as, the “Stevie Wonder” of the underground Hip-Hop world.
Born Stephen Norris on October 10, 1984 in Camden, South Carolina, Blind Fury not only was born from the womb visually impaired, he was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, a spinal defect that affects movement in the nervous system and the spinal cord. In addition, Norris was born without eyeballs or any optic nerves, ultimately eliminating all chances of having any transplants for the rest of his life.
Even with so many ailments Norris had suffered growing up, his single mother was the one person who instilled all her hope, faith and courage to give her only son the best care the city of Camden had to offer. Finally Mama Norris’ prayers were answered when a good-Samaritan Dr. Thomas Joseph had Stephen at only two months old to undergo surgery for his spine at a local Camden hospital.
The official MTV fan page for Blind Fury stated a quote that, “Every day Monday thru Friday for the first 6 months of Stephen’s life, he was either at a hospital for tests, or a doctor’s office.”
There were two things young Norris has always possessed as he grew up that helped in excel and beat the odds from his medical conditions: his mother, and his love for music. Before venturing out at the age of 19 to the Bronx, New York to begin his early career as an MC, Norris began at a very young age mastering his passion and love for music by applying his skills into singing at age five; even learning how to play the keyboard at age four.
Fury decided to showcase his talents on stage for the first time at a local club in South Carolina when he was discovered by DJ Mellow (Travis Jiles). Mellow contacted his friends DJ Spice (Harold Griffin) & Darell Jones about his discovery of an amazing talent. The friends formed the management company 3 WiseMen Entertainment with one mission on their minds:
Blind Fury siding the music world! .
Blind Fury is best known on the national scene for his 2003 appearance on the live Rocafella MC battle on MTV & his run as the Freestyle Friday Champ on B.E.T's 106&Park from Dec.2010 to April 2011. Fury has also received love from many of the industry artists such as Killer Mike,T.I.,Tech N9ne,D.J. Premier, Ghostface Killah, Diddy, Ludacris & many more.
It proves that Fury is a true Artist that has real talent as he shows in his Songs & his production.