Skeamo Aka SKEAZ LAUREN THE POLO KING DJ ENTERTAINER GUTTER RAP GODFATHER, Nter’s older brother.
‘A lot of us are victims of circumstance,’ he says. ‘We can’t help the cards we’ve been dealt. The cards we’ve been dealt we gotta play ’em, know what I mean?’ – Skeamo
“This time it sorta kicked me in the arse. For me not to be go back there, I gotta change my ways, I gotta turn right,” he says, adding, “I’m sick of going to jail — I’m sick of six-minute phone calls, I’m sick of one-hour visits, I’m sick of f**ken being told what you can do and can’t do, I’m sick of wearing green.”
“It’s not gangster rap. It’s the life that we’ve lived, that I’ve lived, you know what I mean,” he says.
“A lot of people can’t take me because of the realness I guess — ‘this c**t is a piece of sh*t ra-ra-ra’. You’re entitled to your opinion, but as you said, I am an elder statesman in this game, I have been doing this a long time, and I’m not rapping about barbecues and f**ken flowers ‘everything is sweet’ — ’cos life is not sweet, not my life anyway,” he says.
“You’d see (older criminals) in bundles, you know, fresh gear — Polo, Lacoste, fresh shoes, gold chains, Tag watches — and you’re very impressionable when you’re younger. You don’t have the love and support you’re meant to have at home, so you go looking for it elsewhere,” he says.
There’s a lot of kids out there stuck in the same rut — parents are alcoholics or on drugs. It’s hard ’cos you’re a kid, you don’t know what’s going on. You want your mother or dad to be there and do what they’re supposed to do but it’s not happening. You’re wondering why — know what I mean — your mother is on the nod, f**ken sleeping at 12 o’clock in the day time. After a while you sort of understand … but it’s a very, very, very hard learning curve to deal with, to experience,” he says.