Music has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up surrounded by the DJ and breakdancing community in mid-1990s uptown New York City.
I grew up struggling in the hood, but also struggling for love to find me and my family. Music was the one thing I could always rely on. It took me in, and still takes me in, where others could and would not.
That being said,
I love all music,
but hip-hop and rap are the biggest, most important reasons I love music at all.
Here’s some stuff I’ve been jamming to lately:
I am I – Beetiki (my uncle)
Elemenop – my uncle’s group
rawXRyte – a mixed CD by my Uncle Kriss
Original5 – DJ Neil Armstrong
The Life of Pablo (not pictured because it’s on my computer) – Kanye West
What do you listen to?