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I was born & raised in Fort Myers, fla as a kid coming up I always had a huge love for music mostly r & b cause back then r & b was way more popular than rap. I grew up on the east side of the city raised by single working mother me and my other 3 siblings. The east side was high when it came down to crime rate and cops felt like my family was part of the problem. As a kid I we woke up to cops raiding my mom house looking for drugs and neighbor hood watch and protesters outside of our house chanting " up with hope down with dope" but all in all these things were typical being raised in a family like mine. My mother did her best to raise us right but it was hard by her self trying to raise us into men after a while we were watching our older brother run the streets and by us being younger we watched his every move, fortunately I ended up graduating from high school I had offers from small colleges for football but was hesitant bout going to college i was grown and i wanted cash at the time not in the future so i stuck to the streets. I recorded my my first track round this time and that's when rapping got interesting to me. But my love for the streets and rap was never more important than sports i eventually ended up going to school that's when i started rapping more and finding myself. My roommate did all my recording and mixing and before i knew we had the hardest mixtape on campus after 4 semesters i noticed school wasn't working for me. I ended up back in Fort Myers chasing money eventually chasing fast money led to a couple of arrest & enough of them led to prison. Since my first time ever getting in the studio I've been writing music its just something about recreating things and making it sound better then the last that drives my work ethnic. Follow Me on Twitter @RivalR3al Facebook Rival Real Instagram @Rival Real