When I was little I used to make up songs and pretend to be in a music video on my walks to school. When I got older, countless hours were spent creating mixes and comedy songs at the home of my friend who had a music Studio in his Basement. And when I was Grown, and had been selling Comic Books on the street for about a year, writing raps about it was a way for me for me to channel my energy & Frustration in the face of Doubters & haters.
I used to go out to see bands every night of the week. I'd stand close to the stage and study the lead singer's style. I would feel myself develop a sense of how the band puts their songs together. When the perfect song started, I would know it's the one. I would wait for the magic moment when the singer would back away from the microphone so the band can go into the guitar solo, and I would leap on stage to snatch it. I would drop my 16 bars over the band's instrumental break and then jump back into the crowd in time for the singer to come back at the chorus, and for the band to laugh and confusedly shrug at each other. The band would always laugh with me and thank me for my impromptu collaboration, even if their security people didn't like it.