When I say hip hop saved my life, I mean it literally. As a teen, I had a bad family situation. I would spend my afternoons listening to artists like Missy, Busta, Ludacris as an escape from my home life. I ended up making friends with some local hip hop artists who I would spend all my spare time with. We’d go to rap battles in car parks, international artist gigs and their own shows. They kept me safe, and hip hop has become a safehold for so many fond memories of adventure during my lifetime. Our house always has hip hop playing. My children were asking me to put Kanye on for them to listen to before they were 2. Its an integral part of my life and I wouldn’t be me without it.