"I grew up in a Harlem and then I moved to Maryland in my second year of high school. It was right for the time because I probably could have went two different ways. Being in Harlem, I probably wouldn’t have had the focus on my fashion, the music. It probably would have trumped over. I’m still street but I still have these elements that are more than that, so I don’t have to rely on that shit as much because I removed myself from it. 

 

Being in Harlem, I probably wouldn’t have had the focus on my fashion, the music. It probably would have trumped over. I’m still street but I still have these elements that are more than that, so I don’t have to rely on that shit as much because I removed myself from it.

"It was me, my mother and my older brother, his name is Nicholas and he goes by Saint Nick. We were really tight. My mother held it down. She worked and she came home and provided for her kids. She did a lovely job.

"It was just a regular Harlem childhood. You hear dice games and you might hear some shots, but it’s all cool. It’s love. I liked when I used to go to sleep at night, I used to hear a lot of sirens. I like all that shit. When I moved to Maryland, it was a little more quiet. Even if it was loud, it was quiet because Harlem is really loud.

"In elementary school, my brother used to take me to school every day. My brother was 14 or 15 and he would tie bandanas around my head to the side and shit. He used to pick me up, we used to only wear the white ones and black ones. I remember that was something we did. He used to walk with his hand on my head and that was real shit, and everybody know that. That’s how we were in Harlem.

"It was basically me and him. I didn’t have friends and shit, because he didn’t do that. I mean, I had friends, everybody was cool but it was more just me and my brother. He just taught me a lot of things, put me on music. He used to get slapped by my mother for listening to “I Get High” all the time, by Styles P. I fucks with that kind of shit, that’s shit I remember right now. My mother didn’t know that I was taking it in, too. He was smoking weed, like this nigga did all this shit that I’m doing now, but I just don't do it as fucking ruthless as him. It’s a different breed of me.

 

I honestly just really started doing music. When I was seven, I was thinking about real estate and modern structured buildings. I used to watch all types of crazy shit. I looked up to Donald Trump.

 

"I honestly just really started doing music. When I was seven, I was thinking about real estate and modern structured buildings. I used to watch all types of crazy shit. I looked up to Donald Trump when I was seven. I just wanted to have a lot of money. Cash, cash, cash. I would go outside and see dice games, people smoking weed, wow bitches, crazy shit. But then I would go in the crib at night and look at real estate shows and shit. So it was like I was getting the best of both worlds. I was thinking, 'Wow, why can't I go outside and I see that.'"