"There is dope hip-hop coming out of this city, and there always has been, but I just wish there was more of it," he said. "I'll go to open mics and local shows to check out some of the new talent around the city, but a pinch of quality control is sometimes fitting here.

"When I was first coming up, people would look me dead in the eye and tell me my shit was wack," he continued. "But I was fortunate enough to learn how to make shit dope, the hard way.

"That's why I have no problem telling somebody that they need to work more on their shit, because that's how I grew as an artist."

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