The Melodic and lyrical inspirations arise from the likes of Noel Gallagher and Bob Dylan. Moreover, the 24-year-olds "Industrial story telling" perspective gives the impression of a young artist with a strong handle on the attitude and aggressive direction that gives modern hip-hop its powerful and distinctive
Growing up in a single-parent household with a mother who worked long hours, he spent much of his childhood with the Cameroonian family who lived above him. The amicable relationship allowed Vineyard Cries to discover a different culture and the true meaning of a wholesome loving family life.
At 21, a near-death experience shook his new-found stability. From here he sought a journey that would provide him with the impetus to take control of his aspirations. Taking to the skies in a "Berghaus Jacket and a pair of Reebok Classics on deck", he touched down in Brazil to stay in the uncompromising environment of the Favelas. Here, inspiration was rife - the nature of his surroundings saw him experience humankind in new ways. During those two years, while free-spiritedness and joviality were in abundance, so was abject poverty and the need for robustness in order to survive.