I use to "freestyle" to be "cool".. Then I started listening to the hip hop around me in the 90s..
It just fit me.. The poetics, lyrics, and emotions that came from hip hop in the 90 was the same vibe I had for the music I already listened to (old school soul 70s & jazz). I fell in love with the art of hip hop so much that I ended up making beats and performing.
Then music saved my life, literally.. I went through hell last year alone, and if I didn't have my music, I would have gone down a bad path.. I do music for the power of influence NOT the money, fame, or woman. I've never been about that...
I want my music to influence ppl to take the right steps and know your not alone, even when it looks like it (relate to all who's been in my positions, good or bad). With the money and influence ill have from my music, I want to have a chain of community centers that focus on strictly art (dance, music, theater, drawing, martial arts, sewing, etc). ..
I was hated on by a lot of my peers because I could draw, sing, act, and basically because I had one hell of an imagination. I wanna give back to the kids who are living my past now. HIP HOP was my outlet.. MUSIC's been my outlet.
I know, understand, and appreciate its history, influence, and importance.. I've studied instruments, artist, songs, the business, and my own craft. .. The hardwork (memorizing, writing, practicing, etc) I do for myself and my music is not for fun, its for stability and my sanity..
I deserve this music ish... My talent, fearless attitude, and my life speaks for me.