Although FERDâ€™s musical talents weâ€™re beginning to be noticed, it was hard for the young man to stay concentrated on writing songs and keeping up with his school work with the fact he was fighting constantly in his neighborhood. â€œit was a fucked up situation. I canâ€™t really explain how it even startedâ€¦.
â€œIn my early years I seen a lot of the kids I used to hang with disappear. I didnâ€™t know what happened to them. Then to find out they weâ€™re getting locked up for selling drugs, stabbinâ€™ folks up, robbinâ€™- it hurt my heart. But as time moves on so do you, ya know. Believe, though, when my niggas came back home, I was like â€œ whatâ€™s goodâ€™ nigga!!!â€, how you been, man!!!â€- showinâ€™ love. But you wouldnâ€™t believe how funny actinâ€™ dudes weâ€™re after doing a little time. Niggas came back lookinâ€™ at me like Iâ€™me the one who committed the crime for not gettingâ€™ locked up when they did. Like what the fuck I look like going to school and getting my education and shit. Givinâ€™ me that â€œ Iâ€™m in the hood, so behave like itâ€ type attitude, ya know. What I needed to do was start killinâ€™, dealinâ€™, and robbinâ€™ dudes in order to belong here. At that point in my life, I wasnâ€™t with all that and for that reason I was fighting, getting jumped and shot at. On some shit like â€œ if you wonâ€™t act like us, you canâ€™t be around usâ€.
So after awhile with things like that, I lost the inspiration to R&B music. R&B music was mostly about love and I wasnâ€™t feeling too- loving. I tried to continue to write but it was sounding so repetitive. So eventually Rap became my source of expression. My life was making a big change for the worse. Basically, the things I was trying to stay away from and getting into fights for not doing, I started to embrace. Why, I really canâ€™t say. All I know is things I never acknowledged, I was
Acknowledging, things I never thought Iâ€™d do, I was doing, and the life I was living was now fit predominantly to be explained in Rap. So here I am- Rappingâ€.
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS VOLUME ONEâ€¦..
1. The One (Introduction)
2. What We On
3. Runnin' Away (featuring Deevious)
4. Southern Stuff (remix) (with Anthony Hamilton)
5. Money (featuring Hollyhood)
6. Let's Get Live
7. Animal (freestyle)
9. Fuck It
10. What You Want (with Deevious) / Abstract (freestyle)
12. The Streets
13. Let's Get Live (Uptown Version)
14. Takin' Over
15. Bitch (featuring Hollyhood)
16. They Wanna....
17. Duck & Bow (performed By Deevious)
18. Relax (Nova Remix)
19. A Beautiful Woman (Intro-lude)
20. A Beautiful Woman
21. All I Got