Garren is a 22-year-old artist from Compton. His new song "Wrong Way" echoes the themes explored in "Boyz n da Hood" and Kendrick Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d. city -- growing up in Los Angeles surrounded by crime, and unsure what route to take.
"It comes a time in life where you have to make that decision to do what's best for you and what benefits your life, over doing what everybody around you is doing, following the hype," Garren told HNHH over email. "Growing up was difficult because it was a lot of people around me (uncles, my dad, friends) who were all gang banging, and I had to make that choice of not doing that even though it was expected of me. It was peculiar of me to make that choice and I had to realize that even though I'm from the streets, I don't have to be of the streets."
"Wrong Way" will appear on Garren's upcoming debut project Normal.
I ain't tryna die, I ain't tryna go to jail
I'm already talking to my dad through the mail
He got back out there, went back in, he made another sell
Got another strike, rolled another diceGotta pay the price, had to miss my life