You’ve spent your life in Detroit, Pontiac and Houston. Describe your experiences and how each place has influenced your music.
So I was born in Detroit 7 mile [and] Biltmore. My dad use to own this house there and my parents were married. They still are by the way but separated when I was a kid. I was suppose to have the perfect childhood but they split and my mom moved back to my grandparents house in ’94. That’s where the album starts. I spent most of my time in Pontiac where I learned a lot. It’s really a smaller Detroit. The difference is that it’s small so it’s more competitive, dangerous, hate, etc. Everybody knows everybody and have something to prove. I would visit Detroit frequently for my dad where it was like boot camp. From the age 6-16, he would teach me how to be a man, manners, cooking, working, defending myself. I remember walking around with knife sharpeners and guns as a kid. My dad was/is crazy. I spent 4 years in Houston, TX. I feel like that’s what helped mold me to be different, because I was 16. It left a great impression on me and taught me a lot while I was there. I probably would be in jail or dead if I never moved to Houston.
What is the Chiefy Tribe?
Chiefy Tribe is a group that anybody can be a part of. I named it Chiefy Tribe because Pontiac is the name of an Indian chief. The tribe part is just every and anybody who’s down. I wanted my brand to incorporate my city, but also be able to reach others. So if you’re down with Chiefy Tribe you’re a part of a group of individuals who are leaders.
Why should should I join the Tribe?
What else are you going to do? You’re sitting on the couch on social media and your life is passing you by.