"When I first started out, I had one crate, and half of the crate was hip-hop and half of the crate was club music," says the multi-talented musician who recently moved back to Baltimore after years away. Over a cup of espresso at Red Emma's on a recent Friday afternoon, he recalls those early days. "That was my life, that's how I made my living. It was music, renting sound [equipment], DJing. And making tracks was just a hobby, it was more so a promotional tool back then, to help me get my name out there."