Growing up in one of the tougher neighborhoods in San Diego, CA, Obnoxious was just fifteen minutes from the Cartel Controlled Tijuana border on one side, and a beach town filled with stereotypical college students on the opposite side. His life stories, observations, and experiences have created the chaotic musical juxtaposition known as Obnoxious. His style represents his neighborhood with grimy street life lyricism that will make your neck snap.
With his recent return to hip hop Obnoxious has also been garnering early spins from both Sirius XM's Shade 45 shows by DJ Premier and Rap Is Outta Control with DJ Eclipse. In the not-so-distant past, Obnoxious' venomous lyrics helped to earn him a slot on legendary hip-hop channel BET's 106 & Park where he was crowned a Freestyle Friday Champion for 4-straight weeks.
“After the BET thing, I honestly got frustrated with the business side of music. I had labels offering me deals, but they all wanted me to be something I wasn't or chase trends. I felt like when you lie and cheat in the music business and they give you a platinum record or reward you with a multi-million dollar contract. If you do that in the streets you could wind up dead or at the very least you'll get messed up. I never quit music but after being disgusted with the business side, I went back to the streets because it's what I knew. I still rapped, but it wasn't a priority for me. Then oddly enough, all the mumble rap and guys fronting like they hard on Instagram got me motivated to focus on music again. I'm back with the mindset of ripping the heads of anyone that gets in my way. It's my time; its hip-hop's time."
Obnoxious walked away from the record deals and accolades that came with his early success. But with a newfound vision and motivation, he is looking to take his place alongside many of the great street poets in hip-hop. No frills, no bling, just raw lyrics and the true-life stories that are OBNOXIOUS.