BnE, also known as Blake Francis started out in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010 with a group called "Mi'kmaq Nation". This group was put together by Brookes Diamond Productions. The group rehearsed for a month in June 2010 in preparation for Mawi'omi at the Halifax Commons. They shared the stage with the legendary Buffy St. Marie and got to witness the Queen of England come to the wonderful city of Halifax. Two years later, after doing many shows with Mi'kmaq Nation around Atlantic Canada, Blake spoke with 3 close friends and they created the award winning rap group "City Natives". After many years of success with his group of friends, Blake decided it was time to pursue a solo rap career and has since released an EP produced by Big Joe From The Coast, My Best Friend Jacob and Dean Anthony. Mixed and Mastered by Grammy award winning producer David Strickland and Juno award winning producer Corey Lerue.