How does one go from being a computer science major to an underground emcee? I think the "Rodney King" trial and subsequent rioting in the Greater Los Angeles area (and beyond) could have played a role.
My fondest memories are of regularly attending and participating in various open mic spots on the Los Angeles underground hip hop scene in the early to mid 90's, including The Good Life Cafe at Crenshaw and Exposition, and Project Blowed in Leimert Park. I managed to appear on The Wake Up Show a few times, and I enjoyed getting my grind on as an independent artist.
My goal was to be original. I also wanted to create more music that was size-positive, as there was a void in that specific subject at that time. My initial effort was in 2002 with "Big Girlz" over a Jon Doe (V. Ruffin) beat. A follow-up remix (more mainstream radio-friendly) by Tofu916 pretty much set the tone and path for future material that would be Big Beautiful Women (BBW) friendly.
Related artists include: Geographic Empire, Ink Rezin, Yeski, DJ Lord Ron, Wes Coas, Thaahum, Tofu916, 8-Bza, DJ Earl-e, MC Prose, Capaciti, PattMann, Repeat Offenders, DoxRadio, The Black Bill Clintons, NC Abram, Dave Derrilykt, Fab Deuce, Muenster, Maylay Sage, DJ Hoppa