May 21st, 2011- Tornado in Minneapolis
No one would've ever expected a tornado to go through Minneapolis. We were watching the news and the warning came on, the next thing you know the darn thing went over my head and missed us by about 3 blocks. The whole North side was a disaster. I volunteered 3 days that week to help clean up because It destroyed most of the areas where I spent my childhood. Walking through my old neighborhood made me feel different and I felt bad for everyone that had to live there as well as the children that have to grow up through it. It'll never be the same in North Minneapolis after that.
When I was 16 years old I just had the phrase come into my head and wanted to do something with it. I brought it to the attention of my friend James " Bunk T" Anderson and we decided to make it our group name. We never really got far as just a group so after time I decided to just develop the name into a label. 10 years after the though, it's turning into a dream come true. Nation and Worldwide people are recognizing the name "Thurty Below" and when it's said and done it will be a major empire expanding from a record company, clothing line, and maybe more. In March 2012 I made the "Biltmore Whos Who National Registry of Entrepreneurs" for the name. I plan on taking it places that very few have in the entertainment industry. This will be the base of my empire that I plan on building.
When I received an email saying that I was opening on the UROCK Tour, that was the biggest step towards my music career so far. At a point in my life where I was homeless, couldnt find a job, and everything was going horrible that wasn't just a major move but when I felt like there was no hope left it came right on time. You don't get too many opportunites in a lifetime and some people don't get opportunities at all. I am just pleased to be one of the blessed and be able to have made it through my situation