Growing Up in Miami
SpaceGhostPurrp: “I'm born and raised in Miami. Risco Park in North Miami is where I'm originally from. I was like a child that’s growing up in every other black neighborhood.
“I went to this school called Nolan Elementary and if you said you was a rapper you had to bring that shit. We went to school, we rapped, had a little cipher. I’m talking about 3rd grade shit, everybody out in the hallway rapping.
Miami is like a chessboard. You gotta pay attention, watch what you say, what you do, how you say it. It’s easy to die.
“Miami is like a chessboard. You gotta pay attention, watch what you say, what you do, how you say it. It’s easy to die. Niggas die fast. Niggas don’t gangbang down here, niggas just kill. Shit is real. South Florida is fucked up.
“The only way to survive through Florida is you gotta be a humble nigga, you gotta show respect and you gotta be observant. There's a lot of other cities like Miami: Chicago, Oakland, Brooklyn. There's a lot of humble niggas out there. When you a child you don’t know about really being humble like that, but as you get older you make mistakes and learn from the bullshit you put on yourself.
“Down here, if you try to portray yourself as somebody you’re not it’s not gonna last. Niggas are gonna see through you. It’s easy to be exposed down here so what you gotta do is chill. That’s why if you come to Miami—especially if you go to the hood—you’re not gonna see too many people outside all day trying to be out, trying to be famous. Niggas get money and niggas chilling—that’s one thing we like doing. We laid-back, humble niggas.
“The mistakes I made [growing up] was just doing dumb shit. I was making dumb decisions, getting in trouble with my friends, falling out with my friends, and fighting with my friends. I’m learning [from], all the altercations I've been in and all the friends I've lost. I've lost a couple of friends.”