Being From Guyana
"My parents are Guyanese so I grew up with a Caribbean background. My mother has 12 brothers and sisters. I went to Guyana as a kid, my mom took me and my brother for a month in the summer. She wanted me to see how hard it was for her coming up and how good we had it.
"She took me to where she grew up and showed me how far she had to walk to school each morning, walk back for lunch, walk back to school, and then walk back home. And it was a half hour, 45 minute walk. That's just what they were accustomed to.
One thing Guyana is popular for is cocaine. So they are into all the rap stars who speak about that.
"I was last there four or five years ago. My mom lives in Guyana now so I went to visit her. I bought her a little crib out there because she can't stand the winter cold here.
"There's a rap scene all over the Caribbean, and Guyana is a part of that. I have a half-brother who lives in Guyana and he reps me really hard out there. They're into Rick Ross and all those guys. Guyana is known for drugs; the number one thing Guyana is popular for is cocaine. So they are into all the rap stars who speak about that.
"I actually have some of my music on the radio out there. And this is before I even started to bubble like I am now. They just embrace their own. They are happy to see anybody from Guyana doing anything remotely popular so when I went back, they put my songs on the radio. So now I got a little following out there."