I come from a first generation family who immigrated to San Francisco in the 1970’s. My folks raised four boys on minimal resources in a two bedroom apartment. According to my older brothers, pops was definitely a hippie with Carlos Santana being his favorite guitarist. At an early age I was able to listen and experience music my siblings favored rangining from artists like Mac Dre, Andre Nickatina, San Quinn to Nas and Mobb Deep. Although food was kept on the table, in the eyes of societal standards we were poor. This foundation taught me the true definition of hustle which spread throughout every aspect of my life (school, sports, girls, and music).
In high school a buddy of mine, Matteo, helped me record my first song (I Go) at his home studio. From there, my brother Ray introduced me to Littles, who was fond of the song I made. He was instrumental in my music development as he provided early experience in recording, performing, marketing, writing and releasing my first project titled “Fly Boy Flashy” which featured Bay Area artists like The Jacka, Rydah J Klyde, Mac Mall, The Federation, and Jimmy Roses. While making music was clearly fun, it initiated future musical projects and bonds which established RPxSB.
Rodrigo and I connected from mutual friends in the city and while in college we collaborated on a project that was never released titled “The Cutty Online Mixtape”. We made everything on our MacBooks which fueled our later projects, “TMP Vol 1” and “Dos”. Drew AKA Beatbonixx, who’s one of our producers/childhood friend, provided our first original beats which is why we’re taking him with us. I learned that if you want success in any form you have to stay consistent, motivated, hungry, and think long term, in other words Stay-Bizzy!