I didn't grow up in the ghetto and I've never shot anyone. I'm not out to prove anything - it's just me doing me. Born in DC, raised in FL, living in NY.
I've been playing music since I was 10 and as far as writing goes, rapping's always come the most natural to me. Rapping is my release from all the negative emotions I have bottled up. I've been writing and recording since 2007. The real world interferes for sure with how much time I have to continue this hobby, but I still try to make the most of it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Nas, Common, AZ, Ghostface Killah, Guru, Eminem, Digable Planets
A lot of of what I write derives from past events and my feelings regarding them. Other times it's hypothetical, just situations I've thought about at one time or another.
I love making music. This is what I was put here to do, to make music. I love doing this, man, it's almost like a high for me. If I haven't written for a while, it feels funny. I think Dre said it best. You get this feeling like, "Damn, this could have been the day I came up with fucking 'Billie Jean' or some shit." If I'm not writing, it always crosses my mind.
Also, I don't want to be associated with the artists you hear on the radio.