The Freestyle Friday finalist spoke to BET.com about his electrifying run during the March Mayhem battle tournament.
BET.com: Have any other rappers reached out to you since you began your run?
Blind Fury: I've been talking a lot to Tech N9ne. That's my favorite rapper.
I'm working with Jim Jones and Bun B, possibly on some collaborations. I can't really get into a whole lot of details because I don't want to jinx it.
BET.com: What made you decide to compete on Freestyle Friday?
Blind Fury: Just being pressured and nagged and called day after day about it. Then it was finally like, all right, I'll do the audition. I don't really think I'll make it, but I'll do the audition so ya'll will shut up and leave me alone.
So I went to DC. I had the flu and all that. And I went and really did my thing, surprisingly.
BET.com: What would winning Freestyle Friday’s March Mayhem tournament mean to you?
Blind Fury: It would mean a lot of exposure. It would mean being somewhere where I wasn't last year.
I can't really say that’s the point it I would call it success. I don't think I'll ever really look at myself as successful because then you get too comfortable and you don't work hard.
BET.com: What will it take for you to make the leap from people seeing you as just a battle rapper to an all-around rap artist?
Blind Fury: I think people are already curious and looking at me to see what I'm gonna pull off. So I don't think it's gonna take anything for me to make that big leap. I'm already prepared to make it. My music is gonna speak for itself.
BET.com: Do you want to be signed to a record label?
Blind Fury: I don't really say I would want to get signed. I just want to make good music and take the best deal that's gonna come along.
BET.com: You won your battle with Artisan by singing one of Chris Brown’s songs at the beginning of your verse. What made you think of that?
Blind Fury: I do whatever I feel like is the beat calls for. I can't really say I wake up in the morning and say, "I'm going to sing for this battle." Not even. I just do whatever I feel.
BET.com: In your punch lines and in your name, you've embraced being blind but you also don't let it define you as a rapper. How do you pull off that balancing act?
Blind Fury: You don't look at yourself as anything but who you are. If you spend a lot of time thinking, "Oh, I'm Blind Fury vs I'm Blind Fury, you really can't do it because you're leaning too one-sided.
BET.com: Do you feel that being blind puts you at a disadvantage in your battles?
Blind Fury: Being blind really isn't a disadvantage. I think it's a little bit more fun because it's a challenge. I have to look at things other than what normal people would, with the physical appearance and the clothes. I really gotta dig deep.
BET.com: How do you know what to touch on in your battles without being able to see your opponent?
Blind Fury: I just listen to them and go off their vibe and what I know about them. I study them when I meet them. I read people really well.
BET.com: You and Moon seem to have mutual respect for each other. What do you think of his run during March Mayhem so far?
Blind Fury: Moon has come really far, and Moon will do a whole lot of big things. I don't think he stands a chance in the finals. But I really enjoyed watching Moon's run. And I really appreciate his craft and what he does. He's dope.
He should really lighten up a little bit as a person. But that's neither here nor there. I see a different side of him than most.
Tune in to the Freestyle Friday March Mayhem finals on Friday, April 8th, at 6PM/5C.