Known for his appearances on Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School: Twilight album and the A$AP Mob’s Lords Never Worry mixtape, this 20-year-old out of New Jersey is ready for his own moment in the spotlight.
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Hometown: New Jersey
I grew up listening to: Mobb Deep, Method Man, Beanie Sigel and AZ.
Most people don’t know I: Been rapping since my junior year of high school. My friends and I used to rap just to kill time. Figured out we could record into computers, people started uploading onto MySpace and a lot of people around the area started really vibing with the music. That’s when I knew I was onto something.
My style or skills have been compared to: Style wise, I have been doing the Polo thing my whole life. I also mess with a couple street wear brands like DURKL, Deadline, Diamond, etc. But in regards to my sound, I wouldn’t say I get compared to anyone because I haven’t taken on anything specific from anyone. In regards to when I work with my partner Retch, we get compared to Mobb Deep due to our ability to paint a picture visually for people.
My standout records and moments have been: Working with Alchemist was a really big deal for me. I was able to get a lot of stuff done with him when I first came to L.A. Performing at SXSW was also a big for me because I got to see how people across the country really like my music. Coachella was also a good look. Action Bronson brought us out for that one.
I’d like to work with: I really like Lil Herb and Lil Bibby out in Chicago. The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies are the homies. I been banging with them for awhile. Schoolboy Q as well.
My goal in hip-hop is: When I finish out on music, I want people to remember I did this differently. A lot of people are known for being the best or being the worst. If you not in either of those two categories you are in the gray area. I’m for damn sure not the worst, so I’m shooting for the top.
I’m gonna be the next: Actually I plan on being the first from Jersey my age to hold rank and be seen in a position of power in regards to their music.