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Q: who inspired your songs?
A: That's a long list of people/idols in my life. I'd say my biggest inspiration musically has come from the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Ice Cube, Drake, Too Short... the list goes on and on. I moved around a lot as a youngin' and I think my taste for certain styles and regions reflects that. On a more personal level, just people whose stories have interested me along the way from friends to family to straight acquaintances. Relationships most of all because that's what's gonna make any artist's art relatable, which I think is most important.
Asked by anonymous. Answered on Mon May 06 2013