I grew up in the corn fields of Ohio. I’ve always stepped differently & living in the Midwest, I found it increasingly difficult to relate to the people I was surrounded by. I’ve always turned to music to help me deal with my emotions... from my grandma singing to me, playing percussion in band, jam skating to Paper Boy, doing Reba karaoke with my mom, back to percussion while playing Kittie covers with my bestie... all while steady hustling & throwing metal and hardcore shows before I was 18. I’ve always had a soundtrack for every part of my life & hustle & ambition to fuel me anywhere I set my mind to.
I began persuing my music career in 2016. I started making beats & trying to rap over them which grew into me making and dropping my first song, Goin Up in 2017. Around this time I met Dubby, we hit it off & began collaborating together. We soon began dropping tracks & performing together & we quickly began gaining momentum in Alaska.
Some of the artists that shaped and/or influenced me are:
Blink 182, New Found Glory, Sum 41, Nelly, Destinys Child, Set Your Goals, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, Mimms, Lana Del Rey, Boosie, Nicki Minaj, Crime Mob, Juvenile, Rae Sremmurd, Cage, Immortal Technique, Drake, Cardi B & Nelly.
I grew up in the heart of interior Alaska on a small farm off Chena Hotsprings in Fairbanks. In high school I got reigned the nickname DJ A-Dub because I was constantly making mix tapes. In the beginning it was just for friends but because my mixes were full of hot tracks and beats that slap, I quickly became the mixtape guru.
Singing has always been a fundamental part of my life, as a child I would even sing in my sleep. I was a member of my schools choir & as I got older I began entering singing competitions & hosting karaoke at a local restaurant every week. I eventually began producing as well, my first sample ever was Lil Scrappys Money In The Bank.
Some of the artists that shaped and/or influenced me are: Martina McBride, Faith Evans, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Aqua, The Cardigans, Alanis Morissette, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, NOFX, Weezer, Pennywise, No Doubt, Nirvana, Blackstreet, TLC, Puff Daddy, Mase, Notorious, Tupac, Jeezy, Joc, Lil Jon, Ying Yang, Three 6 Mafia, Drake, Future, Childish Gambino, Blackbear & Ron Harper.