How I Got To Where I Am Today

Topics: Rapping, Kool Moe Dee, Freestyle rap Pages: 3 (805 words) Published: April 15, 2015
How I got to where I am today
By: Cameron Smith | 2-1-15 | Block 7

My name is Cam, in 2010 I was only 13 years old growing up in the city of Detroit Michigan. Life was hard for my family, dad had a minimum wage job at the car factory while my mom was going through a recovery treatment for her crack addiction. I had 2 sisters, 11 and 9 years old. We lived in an apartment complex with at least 20 apartments and a swimming pool in the middle, it was the most broken down building ever built in 1973. I had a small circle of friends Kevin, Deshawn, Marquis, Mark and Jimmy. After school all we did was go to the YMCA across from the CVS 2 blocks down from school and hang out in the lobby, always spitting bars practicing at least 3 hours a day every day since 2008. Out of all of us I was the best, I had the Rhymes that turn your mind to stone. Kevin always competed with me for who was the best, him and I always rap battled but 2/3 times I came out on top. There were also these kids that made a "gang" called Po$ted, they were the biggest wannabe's in school. They tried to rap and spit better bars than I did, but once it came to free-styling, I was merely impeccable. As time went by we each got better and better, by 2013 I was now 16. My mom was working in Wal-Mart and dad was promoted to factory manager, life was looking good as far as getting fed and buying clothes. At my school, rapping was a common interest among all the young and old high school students. Every 3 years St. Bishop's secondary high school held a singing competition at the end of May, this was the final year I could enter since graduates can't. It's also county wide (the whole city) anyone from grades 7-12 could enter with any style of singing. The grand prize was 45,000$, the competition fee was 50$ per person and tickets were sold for 15$ each, there were about 2,000 people that attended to win, the audience was at least 10,000 people. This all went down behind the school since there were so...
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