"I probably started rapping when I was 12 or 13 years old. My cousin, Anon, [who was a few years older than me] had moved from Montreal and he was really into rapping. We would have nothing to do in the house all day, so he would teach me what bars were, how to count bars, the different flows, and he put me on. We used to download Fruity Loops and start making beats in our basement. We would be locked in that room for hours writing and making beats.
I graduated school and I had a son, so that was another wake up call for me.
"I started taking rap seriously when I was around 15 or 16 years old, I started paying $40 an hour to go to a studio and tried to make records. I was in a group called The Reps in high school with my best friend and the same cousin that taught me how to spit. We did a mixtape as The Reps called Magnum Force and we printed like 50 copies and just gave it to our friends at school.
"I ended up going solo because I thought that I was taking it a lot more serious than everybody else. I graduated school and I had a son, so that was another wake up call for me. I was like, 'Man, I got to provide.' So if this is something that I'm going to do I have to take it to the next level."