Rise of the Phoenix
Born James Vaughn in Maricopa county, Arizona on November 8th 1973 the oldest of seven kids, raised by a single mom in the 10th avenue projects. Ever since my first encounter with the Hip Hop world I was hooked, for me it was like the Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtist blow, Houdini and L.L.Cool J who inspired me. at a young age I wanted to be just like them. The dreams of being on stage in front of thousands of people were so real. In the early 90s during my High School years I moved to San Diego. In High School I played football and basketball and was offered a scholarship to USC to play football but turned it down due to the birth of my first child. By that time Hip-Hop became a way of life for me. I didn't start writing until I was 23 years old. When I realized how much I enjoyed writing music it became second nature to me. Writing music is a form of expression, through my music I can express my feelings, emotions, my anger and my pain in a way everyone can understand. Everyone was put on earth for a specific reason; I believe mine was to be a hip-hop artist. Through hip-hop I can try and give the world a better understanding of what it's like to be a young black male and live in the ghettos of are American cities. My friends ask me where do i see myself in five years and I respond, in five years I will be internationally known with much respect in the game. .