“Not many of us are lucky enough to be able to follow in our father’s footsteps. Our recent find Brett “b3retta” Vasquez, who produces music under the name The Street Vendors, has a dad that has been making music for the last 30 years. Beretta seems to be putting in the same hard work and is on his way to a career as a working musician.”
The Street Vendors initially began as a Hip-Hop Duo that consisted of two young and talented New York lyricists named Alberto “Antoine Lope” Lopez and Brett “Beretta” Vasquez. The group signed a deal with Top Stop Music in 2016 and released their first single “Work.” The single's lack of success forced Top Stop Music to terminate the deal. In 2019, Brett “Beretta” Vasquez began recording as a solo artist under The Street Vendors brand. Brett is the son of Angel Vasquez, a singer from the legendary freestyle group, TKA. Brett was born in New York City in the borough of the Bronx. His family is from Puerto Rico. At age 13, he moved to Rockland County and went on to attend college at SUNY Plattsburgh. Brett has always had a passion for music and wished to follow in his father's footsteps. He was influenced by lyrical geniuses such as Busta Rhymes and Fabolous during his father's time managing the female artist, Lumidee in 2002. He was also inspired by late Bronx native Big Pun and Tupac Shakur but also contemporary artists like Drake, Roddy Rich, and Da Baby. Brett adds, “If I hear a beat that I really like, that’s all I need to write.” He shared that he feeds off of the energy in the room and enjoys having his friends in the studio to create an ideal recording environment. Brett tirelessly grinds and consistently finds hip-hop beats from producers to add to his Pop, R&B, and Latin influence. The goal is to be set apart from the over-saturated rap pack with positive, feel-good music. Brett is currently working with other talented artists like female R&B singers, rappers, and producers to grow his sound and infiltrate the music industry at all angles. With their unique twist of positivity in an industry that tends to highlight the negative, Street Vendors are music makers that motivate and inspire, yet can definitely be appreciated and respected in the streets.