us a little about yourself. Where you're from, how long you have been rapping?
I'm from the west
side of Baltimore, Maryland. I've been rapping since forever, but I've been
stepping my business game up and really taking it serious for the last three
What got you
Being in school
from other guy's beatboxing and rapping. You know how you got the homies in
the classroom, rhyming and bangin' on the desk. It was the thing to do so I
decided to try my hand at it and been lovin' it ever since.
What made you
decide to try and make it as a rapper?
I loved it so much
and I worked on the art form and embraced it that it got to the point where
people were telling me I was exceptional at it. Then you watch TV and see people
make a business out of it and a light bulb goes off in your head and you think
that "damn, if people think I'm this exceptional at it, they just might
pay to listen to it."
How would you
describe your sound?
I think I hold
a lot of Baltimore slang, but not a typical Baltimore sound. I probably sound
similar to a lot of Baltimore emcees if you wanna compare accent and that, but
I think my flow format varies and is a little more complex and my topics are
a little deeper than the average.
What's the Baltimore
Hip-Hop scene like?
I see it emerging
right now. You got the traditional club-rapper sound with the two-step beat,
and then you got emcees that are more on the traditional Hip-Hop sound. Right
now it's emerging on both ends, I think to the world our signature sound is
the Baltimore club sound. But it goes much deeper than that even though radio
doesn't present it.
Would you say
it has been tough coming from a city that isn't known for its rappers?
Yeah, it's been
extremely tough because we're coming from an area where there's already been
a stereotype presented on what to expect from dealing with a Baltimore cat.
Like a lot of the industry is hands-off when it comes to Baltimore artists,
they think we're hard to deal with and we're in a box as far as our artistic
ability. And on top of that, our local support system here doesn't show the
true talent of the artist. We're coming from a crab city, where people will
hate you behind your back and then to your face act like they love you. One
thing that me and my team did different was we jumped way out of the box and
we traveled. We actually met with people who were doing things nationally and
made them believers, in contrast to what they would hear.
B-More is one
of the grimiest cities out there, what was it like growing up for you?
Well, I was in
the hood, youknowhatimsayin? I went to what most people would consider the worst
school. It was an experience that I wouldn't take back cause it was an experience
that I needed in order for me to feel my music and embrace the music in the
way that I do. Through it all, growing up around the way, it's the way you choose
to deal with going through those adversities. For me, I wasn't going to let
my adversities get the best of me, but to take them and put a positive spin
on it. I share my story with people but then show them how they can use it to
benefit in the game.
is Major League Unlimited, what are you guys looking to accomplish?
Right now we are
looking for a label deal, we have everything accomplished except we want the
right manufacturing and distribution deal. We got a lot of offers right now,
but the goal is just to get major distribution for all the artists on the label.
with a number of different major label artists (Freeway, Clipse, Memphis Bleek),
what was it like working with them?
It was a humbling
experience workin' with those dudes and it was also an enlightening experience.
I got to actually go in there and work with cats that have already done things
that I'm trying to do. You get the experience of seeing how they do things and
see how they feel about how you do things at the same time. To be embraced by
them, is just a confirmation that you're doing the right thing. That was definitely
one of the best things that could've happened to me in my career.
You got the
song "Home of da Realest" with Bleek on it. How did that come about?
My partner had
made a link with Geda K and I was going to do a joint with him. Then my cousin
knows a DJ for the ROC, so through meeting them and knowing them, someone set
it up. I wasn't sure if it was definitely going to happen, but once we arrived
in New York we were told to come to Sony Studios and Bleek was there. He was
supposed to just give me 16 bars, but by the end of us vibing he ended up giving
me 24 bars and the hook.
for you? What do you have coming up?
We have two videos
coming up. We got "Buck On'em"/"All my Heart" with me and
Freeway and [Major League Unlimited artist] Black Lo, which is produced by Clinton
Sparks and B-Ill. We just shot that video. The next one is "Home of da
Realest" which is Mullyman featuring Memphis Bleek. We're going to shoot
that video in D.C. From there we're going to put out the Major League/Roc-a-Fella
mixtape and hit the streets with that.