Newark, New Jersey native Profit, born David Garcia, learned early that nothing in life comes without struggle, and his struggles provide the basis for his artistic expression—rapping. Born September 23, 1986, Profit watched his single mother work hard to provide the best she could for him and his younger brother.
When Profit was ten his mother moved the family to Tifton, Georgia—a drastic change from the Newark cityscape. However, small-town Tifton left Profit with some ambivalence. At the age of twelve he met his “brothers from another mother,” Jermaine and Jamal Miller, and together they tapped into their musical talents. The influences of their music came from Pastor Troy, No Limit Soldiers and Cash Money; although Profit feels that the emergence of T.I. greatly influenced him musically. “When T.I.P. came out that was the best rapper alive to me…I wasn’t trying to be a swagger-jacker, but if there was anybody that I idolized it would have to be T.I.”
As Profit’s music continues to remain self-spoken and meaningful, his supporters continue to grow. Reaching from the hoods in New Jersey to Tifton, Georgia, he is making his name known through various showcases and performances. Willing to take his negatives in life and create positives with them, he is ready to work just as hard in music as he has in life to make a way, while still keeping his priorities intact. “I have my talent and my blessings, but without God none of this would matter. I am chosen not because I can rap, or not because I can write music, but I’m blessed because God has tasks for me to fulfill, and life, for me, is finding out what these tasks are. I love helping people and giving, so listen out for me.”