THE BRONX - A recording artist says his music and style has been inspired by the Bronx.

Rapper Pelham BX says growing up in the Pelham Houses taught him all about hip-hop culture. He says he also hopes to inspire other Bronx artists looking for a break.

"Be yourself, that's number one," he says. "And number two is don't let nobody tell you that it can't be done because you can do whatever you want."

The musician released his second album on iTunes last week.