I grew up in north Portland St. Johns. Went to Portsmouth middle school. Thats when I realized that music will all ways be top priority.
Wow like I said middle school Portsmouth ms. Back when RunDMC and the Beastly Boys was just startin to bang mainstream. At school everyone was either in a beatboxing battle. or you was freestyle battlin or both. I began loading more and more hiphop every day. LL kool J, the fat boys. Ice tea, NWA, West Coast Connection, SnoopDogg, CellyCell, master P, Eminem, chronic up in smoke tour and so on and so fourth.
Now, at the same time. Starting back in middle school, was my music intake at home. My Dad was the Drummer in a Rock n Roll band and they played cover songs of the music that inspired them. I listened to them practice and watched them play live show for many years. So I learned and love the classic Rock era. From like Grand Funk Railroad, Clapton, Black sabath, Lynard Skinard, Zeplin, Ten years after, Heart, Steely Dan, ZZtop, Hendrix, Halen, even The Tubes.
With that said... It all plays a part in the creation of my music.
I play live with a rock band called Bandersnatch. Yes of course I like it. shh LOVE IT!
Check the Band History.
Lots more than Id like to.
Music is a priority.