How did you get started in the game?
I always liked hip-hop. When I first heard LL Cool J's "I'm Bad" I knew I wanted to be a rapper. I used to sneak the Fat Boys tapes, Rakim tapes, and LL tapes, home and memorize the words. My dad would break them up if he found them, so I had to hide them. Growing up in Georgia, I used to get in a lot of fights. But the more I rapped the less I had to fight, so I would rap at lunch every day. That was in sixth grade when I was 10 years old. I was young cuz I skipped 2nd grade. By my freshman year in college at Ball State University I decided to take this rap stuff seriously. I was killing fools at battles, open mics, and house parities. After I graduated from college (on the Dean's list), I packed everything I owned in my Cougar and scraped up about 500 dollars and left for LA. The rest is history.
What is your goal as an artist?
My goal as an artist is to be heard. I feel like I have so much to say that people can learn from or relate to, and I won't stop until I am heard. I can't leave before that.
What artist has influenced you most?
Nas has been the most influential artist to me. Others include Jay-Z, 2pac, The Notorious BIG, Outkast, Rakim, Eminem, JUICE, Big L, LO of Binary Star, and Big Pun.
What is your favorite Rap Group?
What's your favorite old school artist?
If you could change anything about Hip-Hop what would it be? And why?
I would not change anything about Hip-Hop. I love Hip-Hop.
What is on your mind as you're battling someone?
I am better than you and I am going to prove it.
What does Hip-Hop mean to you?
Hip-Hop to me is who I am. I am Hip-Hop but Hip-Hop is not me. Meaning, what I do and how I live is Hip-Hop, but I will not be controlled by the boundaries of the general consensus of Hip-Hop.
What's most important to you as an artist?
To quote Jack Black "A real artist is in it for the Music... and then the Chicks."