BORN AND RAISED IN THE BAY I CAME UP AROUND OLD SCHOOL HUSTLERS SO I LEARNED THE GAME EARLY . I WAS INTO BREAK DANCING FOR A WHILE THEN I STARTED REALIZING THAT I COULD RAP .MY MOM MOVED ME AND MY BROTHERS TO DALLAS TEXAS WHERE I STARTED TO PUT IT DOWN IN 1987 WHEN I WROTE MY FIRST RAP . I MADE BEATS BETTER THAN RAPPIN AT THIS TIME SO I STUCK TO THAT BUT THEN I STARTED TO RAP BETTER AND ANOTHER PRODUCER WANTED TO MAKE BETTER BEATS FOR ME SO I TRYED A SONG AND IT WAS ON . MY RAP NAME AT THE TIME WAS GANKSTA C SO IN 1993 I CAME OUT WITH MY FIRST TAPE GANKSTA C /STR8-HUSLA AND THEY WAS DIGGIN IT . PROFILE RECORDS OF NEW YORK DUG IT ALSO AND SIGNED ME TO A RECORD DEAL IN 1994 . I CAME OUT WITH GANKSTA C-STEPCHILD ON PROFILE RECORDS IN 1995 . THINGS WERE ROLLIN AT FIRST . I DID A FEW SHOWS AND A VIDEO BUT I STILL SOME HOW GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE STREET LIFE SO I WENT TO JAIL FOR A WHILE AND GOT BETTER WITH MY LYRICS AND CAME BACK AS MOR