Photography Travis Shinn

Gov’t Name: Johnny McKinzie
Age: 25
Reppin’: Watts, California
Notable Releases: Single: “All My Life in the Ghetto,” 2008; Guest verse on Omarion’s “Hoodie,” 2010
Currently Working On: Debut album: Follow Me Home, due summer 2010
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner Bros.
Aligned With: No one
Side Hustle: Mentoring youth at the William Nickerson Recreation Center in Watts, California
The Next 10 Years in Hip-Hop Will Be... “like how it used to be…alive.”