I was an underground rapper and only 16 years old, a freshman at high school. Bang thought I had potential as a rapper and lyricist, and we went from there. Then Suga joined us.
I didn't actually start playing the banjo until I was in high school.
I was raised in a Baptist tradition, but then I went to an Episcopalian high school, and they were very accepting of people of all faiths.
I played in the high school band. I was the one baritone saxophone out of 80 other people. No one could tell whether I was hittin' the right notes or the wrong notes.
When I went to high school, my most passionate desire was to be a professional baseball player. But something within me told me that was not going to happen.
I started recording in my sophomore year in high school. I recorded things on my cell phone in my basement.
I worked as an intern. I worked at a high school. I worked at a college newspaper while I was taking 18 credits while on the basketball team.
My maternal grandmother was a star on her high school basketball team in small-town Mississippi.
I have no idea what my batting average was in high school, but I know it wasn't below .450, and that's pretty good hitting where I come from.
I went through a lot of battles in high school.
Friends who were so supportive absolutely made my high school - that could have been traumatic - they definitely made it bearable.
I was obsessed with being popular in high school and never achieved it. There's photos from our high school musicals, and I'm comically in the deep background, wearing a beggar's costume.
In grade school I was smart, but I didn't have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends.
It wasn't until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.
My high school in South Bend had nearly a thousand students. Statistically, that means that several dozen were gay or lesbian. Yet, when I graduated in 2000, I had yet to encounter a single openly LGBT student there.
I went to Detroit Public Schools: Harms Elementary, Bennett, which is now called Phoenix Academy. This is all in Southwest Detroit. I graduated from Southwestern High School, so I'm a 'Prospector,' which is what we used to call each other.
Then, when I was a senior in high school, I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class.
I was in a high school where everybody was a click better off.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
I sort of knew very early on that I wanted to be a writer. Even in high school, I was a big movie buff, very much into TV shows, and would critique them.