Street Life

So every story has a beginning and this is where I started.

I was born and bred in Hackney. Back when I was a kid Lower Clapton was a very rough neighbourhood. Hackney wasn’t the 'up-and-coming' district that it is now. In fact, the area that this tale begins was infamously nicknamed 'murder mile'. So, there I was, in my mother’s house using scissors as a tool for cutting hair – perhaps a controversial choice of weapon and use for this area. The streets were dangerous, and I was on a mission to escape it. Trust me when I say this – it was life or death. I had dreams...big dreams. I never allowed my environment to dictate my future.