Stemming from his home towns of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, Waters is truly an inspirational and challenging artist. It is often said that those who experience the most pain go on to become the best healers through their ability to empathize with any situation. Kicked out on the streets at age 16, he had no idea that was going to become the theme of his journey.
Family having turned their back on him, Waters saw no other choice but to hustle in order to survive the jungle he was thrust in to. Facing seemingly insurmountable odds he fought and struggled through adversity that no child should have to face at such a tender age. "Despite how messed up I perceived my situation to be, I always felt there were spirits watching over me ". From escaping close calls with law enforcements, to surviving a battle in which he was stabbed in the neck, to car accidents, Its amazing he still alive to share his story. Perhaps there is something watching over him, guiding him...
Besides massage therapy, Waters has another obvious passion, hip-hop. One of his odd jobs in particular was Staples. During his short time there, he got the chance to meet Viceversah. Though the spark didn't ignite then. The two would coincidentally bump into each other at a breakfast spot a year later, only to realise that they lived directly across from one another. After spending some more time together, both realized each others passion. Viceversah invited him for a guest appearance on his album and the rest is history.
Instilling the ideas of his mother, Water’s chooses a unique approach with his lyrics and overall hip-hop direction. “Ironically, my mother didn’t let me listen to hip-hop when I was young, due to the violent nature of the lyrics” Water’s says. He continues on by adding, “She didn’t want it to influence my behavior”. Waters realizes that at a young age, the lyrics he listened to definitely impacted his behavior on the streets. However, after being introduced to groups like “The Roots” and “Black Star”, Waters realized that using his negative life experiences could be a perfect way to send a positive message through his lyrics. “Music is my way to help heal, uplift and inspire others and myself”, he says. “It influences the soul in ways I could never imagine, and I feel responsible as a poet to help guide us to the highest path possible for spiritual evolution”.
Water’s realizes how lucky he was to get off the streets in one piece. After spending some time working at the Roxbury Boys and Girls club, he was able to see what happens to a lot of kids who aren’t as fortunate. “Years later I have run into kids that I once worked with and they’re all grown up. Some have served multiple jail sentences, others have drug problems and even kids”. Waters understands the fact that he is in charge of his own destiny, and that the success of you achieve in life depends on hard work and finding your true passion. “If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a Buddhist massage therapist slash conscious lyricist or that I would get to perform at the United Nations for the international day of peace, I would look at you like you had two heads. A hustler turned healer is my story and I look forward to sharing it with you. I will change the world with words and my hands.”
Waters is currently finalizing his debut album, "Surface Tension" which will be dropping later this year.