I used to play football. that was always my first love but I played football at a small high school so I really ain’t get the exposure like some of the kids at bigger high schools got. I also had fucked up grades coming outta high school so that played a role in me not being able to further my football career like I wanted. I had a group of homies from the hood who started rapping a little bit before me and that’s when it all jumped off with the rapping shit on chuck and wood hollow back in 2013 but I ain’t really take it serious back then. I was featured on like three songs and one was in a video that we recorded for “No Chorus Pt. 1.”
How did you get introduced to the whole Shotta Fam?
Shotta Fam started in East Memphis. A few of the big homie put that shit together, banged it for a few years, then the other homies in the hood gravitated towards it and us being younger than them slick looked up to them niggas and we basically followed suit.
Man, having house parties in the east. We wasn’t banging Shotta Fam then but everybody who Shotta Fam now or close to Shotta fam was at them house parties every Friday after a football game No cap. That was before the opps became the opps. That’s was before the big homies died, before a lot of the homies got locked up, we just use to have fun and everybody use to actually be they self.
Just being different. Memphis has its own sound when it comes to music and a mass majority of the people who rap in Memphis sound alike. It’s nothing wrong with that, like majority of everybody in Atlanta copy each other flows and sound the same. When I rap I try to keep that Memphis sound alive but at the same time I wanna sound like me and standout from the rest.
Keep working and pushing your material, somebody gone notice you. It be seeming hard at moments with me at times. I have labels hitting me up all the time but ain’t nobody pulled the plug on me yet to say “Yeah you our guy” but they are interest in what I talk about so that’s a step. Just make sure u keep applying pressure & if any interview, blogs, shows, parties just to let your face be seen show up to them. No matter how big or small u think it is that’s exposure because one day that same person you doing a interview with could be the next host, A&R, or VP for a label and that could be your ticket out.
Me branding more of myself, more music, more shows, more content, more everything. All the above.
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