Well when I was in Brooklyn around the age of ten, my older brother and his friends had a hip-hop group called hump squad. Growing up and observing what they did encouraged me to want to rap with them, but they didn't let me because I was too young. When I turned twenty-two, I finally had time when I was in the studio and my cousin that was a part of that group asked me what do I want to do? And I told him I wanted to make a song. I made my first song and it came out really well, and I just kept going from there.
Why did you become a rapper and Who motivated you to want to rap?
Doing my thang. Making that song was pretty cool because I was challenged to play a fighting game and I accepted it. I brought my stuff over to play the game and when we were finished they asked what I want to do? And I had this verse written down in my iPod and my friend began creating this whole beat and hook for it off of a Donkey Kong sample. My brother and my cousin came over and we all basically added their own verses to the song and it came out really well.
How old were you when you wrote your first song and what was it about?
Things that I like, things that I go through in life in general and things that I might want to speak on. Their might be a song that you might hear where I am using references and metaphors from a game, movie or comic book. Their might be another song where I talk about how to deal with a break up or how I deal with life in general and what can I do to succeed.
What are the main inspiration for the lyrics you write?
It makes me feel HAPPY! I feel like a lot of people don't know what true happiness is until certain things happen in their life where they can be content. The real happiness is being on stage or making a song and you get that person that daps you up and say that your song is really good. Knowing that I made the song for me and the fact that other people enjoy it is what makes it cool.
How does music make you feel?
How do you wish to inspire young people with your music?
I want younger people to be able to like whatever they like without being afraid of another person's judgment. I want them to hear it and understand that there is a medium. Me being African American and nerdy in some situations people look at me and say I am weird. But at the end of the day I am always going to be myself and do the things that I do; no matter what people say. I would like for kids that are younger that go through life being told they have to be certain way when all they have to do is be themselves.
If you were to give someone advice on life or how to start songwriting, what would you say?
With life I would say don't worry on what other people are doing your happiness is your responsibility. Other people might try to support you and imply things only because they think they should say it or they are just being nosey. But when you're in your house or room with your own thoughts it's just you and no one else. Therefore, do what it is that makes you happy and not what makes everyone else happy. For rappers, have a good reason to do it. If you're doing it just for money be the best at what you do. Whether your making music to entertain people give it 100% don't half ass it we already have enough of those.
What’s your recent song and what inspired you to write it?
I just dropped a project called side missions two. All those songs are comprised of people that I featured with or people who featured on my songs and the mix tape have sixteen tracks. The reason I decided to do that is because side mission is what you do when you finish your game. If I have to pick a favorite, it is called “For the culture" with me featuring my bro Devan Hailey. The song is primarily talking about the culture of Hip Hop and out perceptions on it.