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24-Year-Old Says His Sound Is A Mix Of Bronx & South Central

Inspiration For Career

What inspired me to start a rap career was my everyday life. The trials and tribulations I experienced drove me to want to share it with the world. Share it with people who don’t know what it’s like living in South Central. Growing up in the hood you’re either going to be motivated to get out and be somebody or settle and be stuck forever…I decided to get out and be somebody.” 

Do you believe you have a shot at stardom?

Yes, I honestly believe the talent I’ve been blessed with will land me in the right position in due time. But I can’t do it alone. My Builders Music Group family has laid the foundation for me and made it impossible for me to lose. My talent is undeniable, all glory to GOD; I say that with humbleness. I was built for this and I want to inspire others with similar goals.”

Project(s)

“Upcoming project is South Central The LP dropping First Quarter. My EP SC Freestyles was the prequel.” 

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