From: San Diego, CA
Projects released: 22 Summers, Ten10Eighty7 (Coming Soon)
Influences: Billy Joel, Gene Chandler, Ice Cube, DMX
What prompted your start for your career path?
My love for music started at a very young age due to me having to grow up fast because of my family’s living conditions. I always would hear Marvin Gaye, New Edition, etc but I wrote my first verse to Master P’s “Ice Cream Man” and would record my freestyles on my Walkman when I was like 8 just so I could play it for the girls at school. From that point on I started paying attention and really tried to find myself in music.
Who first recognized your talents and what it meant to you?
I can’t really remember the first person who recognized my talent, but when Lenny S from Def Jam sat down with me, listened to my music, told me how the game works, and he told me I’ll be the biggest thing in music one day. Me knowing who he worked with over the years, it made me 100 times more hungry than I ever was!
First problem you have come across?
I haven’t really across any real problems yet due to the fact that I’ve always was able to split friends and business the right way. But other than small problems like other up incoming artist trying hold me back due to them feeling like we’re battling for the same light, I haven’t had many problems.
As an up and coming artist what was it that you seen that you needed to improve on?
Well since I consider myself an artist that understands that most of the talented artist never really lose there talent just the ear of the listener due to the fact that the game changes every 5 years. I’ve learned the way to keep my sound as fresh as possible and still keep in original to what I’m bringing to the table.
How will you make an impact given a chance?
I feel my music will help continue the growth of Hip-Hop world wide and make it the biggest genre ever created due to me being in tune to all genres and being very opened minded to sounds, tempos, and topics.
Why should people take notice in your work?
People should take notice to my art because it’s everything a music fan would want from a artist. From my production, lyrics, videos, fashion, etc its in a lane of its own. I speak for the young men and women that are out there trying to get it by any means; if you out there trying to rob and steal, or sell some pussy to keep yourself in school and keep the lights on, or maybe your the kid that wasn’t really into school so you was out there thuggin tryna make a way for ya self, I’m telling our story so the world will notice us.