Writing was something I always did but that turned into singing and rapping. That something that came out of my writing.
I was a good student. By 8th grade, you’ve basically learned everything. By senior year, we was drinking, we was kickin’ it, we was rapping. It wasn’t really like business, hard work.
I used to do poetry and write stories and stuff – I never really had anybody standing over my shoulder, like, “What did you write? Let me hear it.” I hate that type of stuff.
I have always been writing but when I started rapping I was just playing around. My friends told me I needed a rap name like Breezy or G-Eazy so I went with Dreezy.
It was dope to the point where I felt like Common almost admired me as much as I admired him. He took us to the hotel, and then he was going through his phone, rapping his raps to me. I was like, Is Common rapping to me right now, trying to get my feedback?
I’m really thirsty to go on tour! I love putting on a show. If the crowd ain’t acting bougie, I love performing.
I like to go in the corner, in the quiet, ’cause I got to hear my thoughts. If I hear the beat for, like, five seconds, I basically got the tempo, and I don’t need to hear it no more. I just focus and write.
I’m learning how to work my voice. I got some songs that you probably wouldn’t even know it’s me singing on there. I will sit there and take 20 takes until I hit that note right. It’s different on stage – you’ve got to hit the notes that one time.
I was on the pom pom team, I was on the cheerleading team, I sang. I played football with the guys ’cause I didn’t know how to play double dutch. Anything to get out the house.
I was really artistic. I did a lot of poetry, a lot of writing.
Sometimes the best music is when you just put it out there.
All I had was a CD with beats. I wrote to every beat on that CD, and when I got off punishment, I put out my first mixtape. I passed it out all around school. I started going to the studio. I started doing shows.
I have always loved music.