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My birth name is Jacob Andrew Rodriguez,I was born March 31,1982.From birth until the age of 10 I lived in Bushwick,BK and now I currently live in Queens.Although I've lived between boroughs,I have always embraced the sites of New York and the cities around me.However,the most influential experiences and street knowledge that have impacted me have come from Brooklyn.Being surrounded by drug dealers,addicts, violence and poverty as a child has made me appreciate all the simple things in life.It wasn't too long into childhood that my family knew my surroundings could only lead me on a downhill road.So I am forever grateful that I had the privilege to spend my teen years in a more balanced environment.Even though the atmosphere was changed dramatically, my traumatic childhood has left its footprints behind.I know my story is not a unique one,because Hip-Hop has always reminded me that others know and have felt my pain.Through music,I decided I would share my side with the world and give back to Hip-Hop what it gave me.By the time I actually made the decision to put together my first piece of work,W.I.S.E.(What I See Everyday),I promised myself that each track would have its own individual story and style.Since my life experiences created a long story to tell,my goal was to make the first impression project a short version of each chapter.While working on numerous projects I teamed up with Baby Rubio (CDG Music).I helped co-produced his first project "Viendolo Todo Detras del Futuro".We had such a natural chemistry in and outside of the studio that we continued to build with one another even after the project was complete.We're committed to delivering quality,honest music and bring back some of what both genres have lost.Together we've coined the phrase "double barrel" or "double boca".Stay tuned for more, the journey has just begun.I have a few samples out on my Nuttin' But Stringz remake project called Nuttin' But Stringz and a Mic. (W.I.S.E.R.) next solo project.