"Luckily, my mother let me do whatever I wanted," he says. "I didn't get into trouble, but I was able to explore." At 14, 83 says that he was writing graffiti, rapping, and following the teachings of Dwight York-a controversial figure who started the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, which mixed UFO religion, Egyptology, and Black Supremacy. To put it plainly, his family thought he was insane. But to him, the privilege of being raised on an extended leash was not having to hide anything from his mom.