I grew up in the wildlife. I learned to live on my own from an early age. Like a young cub, I was forced to grow up fast. From the time I was a kid I had a passion for hip-hop and the street scene. I roamed the wild with no supervision, I learned how to live from the music I listened to. I remember cutting out posters from my favorite magazines and covering the walls of my room with the faces of artists like Doug E. Fresh, LL.Cool J, Salt N Pepper, Real Roxanne, Fat Boys, and Run DMC. My friends and I would break dance on cardboard boxes after school and listen to these guys. But around the same time I started to get in trouble. By the time I was out of high school I was a weathered, hard kingpin running the streets. I was like a bear, no one wanted to get close and everyone respected me. People stopped when I walked through, they knew there was no one who could touch me. I had ambition and intelligence on my side, I was strong, but I had nothing to channel it through. Until I started rapping. I started writing poetry in 7th grade and when I was in the 8th grade I put my poems to hip-hop beats. Some friends and I even formed our own rap group. I knew then that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
As my talent grew so did my gang. I was making more money than ever selling drugs, but I was also getting in more trouble than ever. Just as everything was coming together I got caught on a felony gun charge and sent to jail for 9 months. I used this time in “hibernation” to reset my life. I came out stronger, more prepared and more focused than ever. I knew what I needed to do. What I wanted to do. When a bear sets his mind on something there is nothing that can stop him. I emerged from my cave with my mind set on taking over the music industry.
I was accepted to the most prestigious university in the northwest “The University of Washington” where I received a business degree with a 3.2 GPA. While in school I ran my label and made music. Nothing could distract me now. I used my new business knowledge to start my current record label: Dream Catchers LLC. I had refocused my business skills from selling drugs to selling records. Where I used to push weed I now pushed music. Why? Because music became my drug. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep I hear beats and craft verses in my head. There are no sounds and there are no words, only music and lyrics. My music and my record label exist to bring my gift to the world. I want to share the wildlife with you.
At this point in my career my goal is to create and share. The wildlife is liberating and that's something I want everyone to experience. Through music, I make my fans feel as powerful and free as a bear. The way I feel every day. Nothing can stop me, nothing can get in my way. That's why they call me big bear.