WF: What inspired you to create this song?
BF: Basically I wanted to relate this song to all the white kids, all the black kids, all the Hispanic kids, and all the races can jump to. If you from Saint Louis, you can rock to this song, you know what I’m saying? So that was my whole aspect of it from the jump, you know. I want everybody to be able to relate to the song.
WF: Who are your musical inspirations?
BF: Oh man my music inspirations growing up was a rapper name Brad Jordan also known as Scarface was part of a group known as the Geto Boys. He also broke out on his own and did his own thing. That’s the person that made me want to rap as a kid. And we all know, Tupac Shakur, we all knew Tupac. He was one of my big influences and rappers like Big Daddy Kane, 8Ball, MJG, and just all the ones that little bit before my time is the ones I kind of look up to. And once they got me really inspired to do what I’m doing right now.
WF: Who are your sports inspiration? Like what athletes inspired you. It doesn’t have to be Saint Louis, but like who are your sports icons when you were growing up?
BF: Oh man, growing up my greatest football player to me was Walter Payton. The second greatest running back to me was Marshal Faulk. That ain’t just because he’s from Saint Louis, but that just simply cuz I watched him from San Diego State all the way up to what he became to know that he is legit like that. People like Reggie White, Dan Marino, and Joe Montana. I hated the 49ers because they won all the time, but I had to respect greatness . Jerry Rice, Warren Moon, and I could name more and I could go on and on.
WF: Were you involved with sports yourself?
BF: Yes I was. I played high school football growing up. I was a fullback and I did my thing. I had a pretty good career, but I had like any other person who’s from the neighborhood. I didn’t have good leadership. So I did the wrong things and kind of lost my scholarship. I had a scholarship to UCLA. I had all the top-notch colleges recruit me, but I made the wrong choices. You know what I’m saying. So it is what it is.
WF: What do you think of football coming back to Saint Louis with the return of the XFL in 2023?
BF: Man I love the fact that we got XFL football come back. I feel like if we can get the XFL here. Why the hell we can’t have NFL back here? I’m talking about we straight as a city who went to two Super Bowls in this city man So I feel like we should have XFL, USFL, and NFL here. Real talk.