I came up under the influence of Tupac Shakur and gospel music. I fell in love with the inspiration that gospel music can give, but I also fell in love with Tupac's mindset and his delivery. I started rapping in 1997 in an ametuer gospel group called "D-M-pact", traveling through the metropalitan area, from one church to the next, performing music which was composed by me and my peers. Within 3 years D-M-pact fell apart. Within the same year, I made a transition from the church to the streets. Not only was I rapping about street life, I was living it also. May of 2003, I found myself locked up facing multiple felonies. July 2004 I was found guilty of robbery, unlawful wounding, and conspiracy. At the age of 19 I was sentenced to 4 years in the penitentary. It was in the system that I found my way. Raheem Robinson and Alphonso McQuilla encouraged me to rap about what was in my heart and if it was gospel, then do it to the best of my ability. My mother and father also encouraged me to follow my heart's desire, so I made a commitment to myself to do just that. October 2006, I was released from the penitentary, and have been chasing my dream ever since.