Learning to rap

V-Nasty: “What happened was my cousin was rapping and stuff, but I had never really tried it. Then my baby’s father used to always sit in the kitchen and just rap to hella beats and I’d be like, ‘Oh my God. He sounds so bad.’

“So I used to rap over him and after that I started freestyling a lot. It started like two years ago. I was just fucking around, playing and shit. We just started off freestyling and fucking around being hella funny—didn’t give a fuck about nothing. It was all just fun and then I guess people started noticing us. So I had to get more serious.

“When I got out of jail [I took it more seriously]. Before I went to jail, I was supposed to get serious, but I was like, ‘Fuck that. I’m still out in the streets. This shit ain’t about to go nowhere.’ Then I went to jail, and Kreay was like, ‘Oh yeah. It’s going somewhere.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’ I started getting fan mail in jail and shit. I was like, ‘Oh yeah. I need this.’”