What made you get into music? There are many reasons why I got into music. First and foremost, I love music, been in love with it since I was a kid. I grew up in a very active gang neighborhood in west Fullerton of Orange County, CA. Majority of my friends are gang bangers and dope dealers. It’s either I follow their footsteps or I can make my own path. I had a wake up call when I lost two of my best friends to gun violence at the age of sixteen. During that same year I got arrested for a reckless act which put me behind bars and made me realize that this wasn’t the life for me. These are the reasons why I got into music. Did you always have a team of supporters like family and friends when you decided you wanted to pursue it as a career? Friends, yes but family, not really. When I say family, I mean my mom because it was just the two of us as I was growing up. She’s very old fashioned and very traditional, your typical Asian parent. All she wanted from me is for me to go to school, get good grades and become a doctor or a lawyer but that’s her dream not mine. She would always ask me, “When are you gonna make it?” And “What if you don’t make it?” So there were definitely doubts. I understand her concern as a mother but I can’t resist the love and passion I have for music.