i was first introduced to hip-hop in college (Mos Def and The Roots were big when i was a freshman). i then got involved with the hip-hop community, which lead to sleeping with d.j.s and emcees. One of the biggest was the original d.j. of the Beastie Boys (who graduated from the U of M in English and now makes porn). i didn't realize then that i was talented and could make my own music. i wrote poetry then and continue to make music now. i also performed in B-girl Be in 2010 (dance) and made graffiti (mostly tagging).