Greetings to those reading. I am a visionary with a dream so big I can’t wrap my own mind around it sometimes. If I were to describe my music career to anyone, I would immediately tell them that the book, “The Alchemist” is loosely based on my story. I have been making music for 10+ years on and off, often getting distracted by my own lingering self-doubt. I began rapping at the age of 14 with a little 8 dollar mic and a program called Cool Edit Pro (now known as Adobe Audition). When I first began rapping it was for all the wrong reasons, but everyone was young and dumb at one point in our life and honestly I don’t think we ever truly stop being young and dumb until we die; However, I digress. I was a kid growing up in rural central California regurgitating whatever I thought people wanted to hear. Luckily, one of my friends confronted me like, “Dude, you murder babies?!” At that point I realized that I wanted to make music that I could relate to and in turn that the homies could relate to. I dropped out of high school my Sophomore year to focus on my dream of being bigger than the hottest rappers at the time. Little did I know, I had NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL I WAS DOING!!! I ended up just running the streets and making a song here and there but didn’t have the precision vision that I do now. (If only time machines existed, right?!) By the time I turned 18, I still hadn’t got my ducks in a row so I decided to join the Navy to be able to fund my music career. The military ended up taking up majority of my time and I didn’t start making music again until I was 21. Around this time The New Boyz and Cali Swag District were like the biggest acts out (Well at least for me, being from Cali and all) and I remember trying SO hard to imitate their style because I thought it was so simple and if they could get their foot in the door by making music like that, so could I!! My passion for music was rediscovered, but I was still in the wrong place mentally because of the military. Fast forward to 2012: Its finally hits me!! I know who I am, I know who I want around me, I know where I want to be, and I know where I’m going. 10 years later, I finally built enough confidence to cultivate my own style and convince myself that I can be appealing to the music industry by just being who I am. Ever since then, my life changed drastically. I decided that being comfortable and being happy are two VERY different things. I gained so much self-respect for myself and my dream that I decided to get out of the Navy and fully devote myself to my music.