B-Lyn is not your average music producer. While most newcomers to the music industry attempt to be carbon copies of successful producers, B-Lyn opts to stay in his own lane. Taking cues from artists such as Timbaland, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West, B-Lyn’s affinity for music and compulsion to stay original sets him apart from many of his contemporaries.
As the son of a DJ and a soul singer, Michael “B-Lyn” Allen has been surrounded by music since birth. Born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, the environment that fathered the creativity of hip hop legends such as Jay-Z, Mos Def, and The Notorious B.I.G. also flows through B-Lyn’s veins. Getting the opportunity to interact with legendary hip-hop producer Easy Mo Bee also gave young Michael the encouragement to chase his dream of being a producer.
In hopes of broadening his knowledge of the audio recording field, B-Lyn enrolled in New York City’s Institute of Audio Research. Not only did he find the education he hoped for at IAR, he also met Khakolak Boy, DCT, and Amiral Double-P, fellow music lovers he still collaborates with to this day. After a successful stint at IAR, B-Lyn traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It was here where he truly developed musically. Having the privilege to work with jazz musicians and gospel singers afforded him the chance to build his ear. After an eight-year-long stay in Mississippi, B-Lyn went back to Brooklyn with a newly-infused passion that he injects in every song he composes.
Currently, B-Lyn is producing tracks for the artists of Urbanizm Music. Most notably he created the instrumental for My Baby, the first single from IAR schoolmate and flagship Urbanizm artist Khakolak Boy. If the praise received for My Baby is any indication, the future for B-Lyn is brighter than ever.