The Red Bay hospital doors burst open, the thunder boomed and shook the hospital as darkness filled the room. Seconds later the generators began to hum loudly as the doctors worked bravely and vigorously to deliver me into this world safely. I was raised in Alabama in a small town, close to Muscle Shoals, called Russellville. Music was, and still is, my life. So much that I couldn't fall asleep unless I had my headphones on jamming my favorite tunes. I still remember the first time I put on a pair of headphones when I was about 7 or 8 years old. They were huge, and connected to my dads old record player that had a record on it titled "Black Sabbath". I listened for hours and eventually fell asleep with the volume to the max. When I awoke, I knew that one day I would have my name on a record.
After that, I began exploring music through cassette tapes and CD's. I found that my favorites were Korn, Bone Thugs -n- Harmony, Metallica, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Guns n Roses, Rage against the machine, Snoop Dogg, Aerosmith, and Dr. Dre. When the other kids in the neighborhood were playing video games and tag, I was watching MTV or listening to my CDs. I was absolutely intrigued by someone being able to tell a story through their music. I knew one day that would be me.
Several years later I recorded my first project "Yessir" in Florence, Alabama. I sold several copies around my home town and decided it was time to get serious and make this my career. I started to work on my second album and wasn't happy in the direction it was going and realized I needed to put together my own studio to save money, and to have the creative freedom I so desired. I began piecing my studio together, and started performing live at album release parties, open mic nights, and anytime I had the oppurtunity. I was extremely nervous before I hit the stage so I turned to alcohol and opiates to take the edge off. It was soon after I assembled my studio that the rock star lifestyle got the best of me and I became lost in alcoholism and an opiate addiction. I continued to write, record, and perform while battling the addiction and constantly trying to pretend that my life wasn't falling apart.
Finally, on March 22nd 2012 I found the strength to gather the pieces of myself from rock bottom and found the courage to carry them in to the local rehab facility, Sunrise, and it saved my life.
Now I convey that experience, strength, and hope in my music. All the things I've been through has made me stronger and motivated me to help the ones that's going through the same things and let them know, there is hope, a way out, and they are not alone in their struggle.
In conclusion, my music is quintessential hip-hop, and a breath of fresh air from all the watered down "brag-rap" that you hear today.