I like quality over quantity.
I thought I had everything going for me. I wasn’t listening to nobody. And my dad was like, ‘Uh-uh, you can’t make money from music. You have to be a doctor, a lawyer, engineer. Something that’s going to do something for this world. Music doesn’t do anything.’ And I had to fight that, his passion, and fight the society that I was from.
Every single place that’s brushed upon me has made me the artist that I am – from Nigerian Highlife music and the vocal melodies that I grew up on when I would be sitting with my father and his fellow chiefs, to the funk and freeness of the Bay Area groove, to L.A.’s smooth G-funk legacy, Brooklyn’s lyricism, and now Atlanta’s trap history.