"The Block Stars" was originally a loosely banded group of teenage all-star solo artists from South Carolina. Amassed from Marlboro County high school, the collective was brought together in 2008 by Timothy Bridges "Timmy" age (18) & Kawan Ratcliff "Beach Boy Rico" age (20) while at Bennettsville Middle School which was 4 years ago. Although not officially a group, the collective referred to themselves as "Block Stars". While having fun in the studio. With its melodic chorus it instantly became a fan favorite. All the teens had it as a ringtone and on their iPods and MP3 players. Their first full-length recording was a compilation of original songs entitled "Hit The Block". A self-produced effort with other emerging teen producers that was promoted in their school.