My name is Damien Perry, I prefer Damo for short.
I started rapping when I was 8 main inspiration to start was Eminem the Streets, Kano etc.
Loved the feeling of getting on the mic.
Hoping to make a career in this industry of Hip Hop.
Being someone in the world.
Aged 16 I had a child, my main priority was to support and provide for her.
From the day I was born my mum was an alcoholic, drug addict. So I never had much growing up.
Had no dad.
Or mum really, I cleaned my brother Jordan and sister Danni as they were growing, I was basically there mum and dad.
When I was 5 my mum got beat up really bad so we stayed with my gran.
That’s when I first heard Eminem.
Loved every lyric that came out of his mouth.
Main song I loved must have been sing for the moment.
Then my mum was sent to prison for 1 year.
She missed my 6th birthday.
When she came out she was listening to the streets, they were amazing.
Dry your eyes mate; I will never forget those four words.
8 years of age my bro was taken by the social services.
He was adopted.
And I haven’t seen him since.
But I can’t stop thinking about what he is like.
That when I picked up pen and paper.
Started putting my thoughts down, anything I’d right even if it didn’t make sense.
It kept me occupied.
Listening to my favourite artists on the CD player making up random stuff putting them down.
Had many mistakes in my life but I needed a reason to live on my 16th birthday I conceived a child with my ex girl friend Debbie Norman.
We had a baby girl called Elissa.
Turned out my ex was a head fuck, stopped me from seeing my daughter when we split.
But that’s life.
Now I’m chilling out, working, writing lyrics, par core, bmxing and all round being myself for the first time in my life I feel like I belong.