The Bums are MO (MC, Producer) from Richmond, VA and TJ Hooky aka Dick Grayson (Producer) from Fayetteville, NC. The two came together in 2006 officially as The Bums after working closely together on projects with the Centerpoint Family. TJ and MO felt it was necessary to meld together their sound of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, and Rock into their own interpretion of music, which gives them the name: Building Up Musical Sounds. Working closely with the Centerpoint Family, as well other Raleigh area artists, the debut album entitled 'Like This' was completed in 2008. It touches subjects of life, love, and hip-hop. 'Like This' has something for everybody that loves that true sound. Collaborators include Law, Rapsody of Kooley High, and MicSouce of Grown Folks.