Chris D'Elia: I was the class clown. If someone was funny in class, I would try to be funnier. I always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. That was the first thing I said I wanted to be. 

Big Boi: Me and André 3000 were about clothes, girls, and music. I got A’s and B’s all day long. My mother wasn’t going to let me sign my recording contract unless I got good grades.

Angie Martinez: I was super curious. I wanted to know what every crew was doing. I wanted to find out about every new artist. I was a tomboy, a b-girl.

Nicky Diamonds: I was busy being a “skater,” so I didn’t make it to high school much.