Lifestyles of the Poor & Unfamous
- Artist: B.A.B.y.B.O.Y.
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/2/2003
B.A.B.Y.B.O.Y (L.T.M.J.) Since age four L.T.M.J. has been known to many as B.A.B.Y.B.O.Y., and as a young man with many talents. Born the third child in a family of seven and the first boy in the family he always had many expectations to fulfill. Unlike many underprivileged children who weren't blessed with a father figure, L.T.M.J. was. But growing up in a poverty-stricken area obviously presented him with the challenges of the ghetto. By the time he was age twelve his mother knew that in order to save her street wise preteen, she had to relocate from what she had known as home all her life, East St. Louis, IL. She then decided to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, hoping for relief from gang violence and drugs. Unfortunately, her intentions failed her. Young B.A.B.Y.B.O.Y. still was introduced to the life of a hustler and without her blessing left home. Now face to face with his chosen life style he had to prove himself street worthy. L.T.M.J. was no stranger to hustling because everyday he paid for his and his sister's school lunches by selling candy and gum to other students. He knew that one way or another he had to hustle to survive which led to ambition beyond his young age. By age thirteen young B.A.B.Y.B.O.Y. was penitentiary bound. He knew very few boundaries and his mentality was set for personal gain. With this approach into his adolescent years, it wasn't long before he found himself in shootouts, friends dying in his arms and finally prison. Fortunately, he was still very young and a second chance was obtainable. Upon his release he knew that there might not be another chance and this time he was ready to express his realizations of life through music. Never taking for granted one hour of the day, he started pursuing higher education and starting his own company. Through this transformation developed Y.H.O.G. (Young Hustlers on the Grind)Productions. One might question his theory of hustling and on the grind, but his definition doesn't mean how some might interpret it. An explanation isn't necessary, but after one has had a taste of poverty, street life, prison, and death, hustling and being on the grind finds new directions and are no longer acquiesce to foolishness. The acquired name B.A.B.Y.B.O.Y. stands for something more than just his mother's son. It spells out the challenges of his life. B = Birth - the beginning. A = Abused - the physical and mental harm he experienced his entire life. B = Bastille - a prison, somewhere he is no stranger to. Y = Yammer - to utter repeated cries of distress and sorrow. B = Beyond - as far as his known vision would take him. O = Organization - the gang he found as family. Y = Yesterday - the day last past referenced to correct tomorrow. It's no question that B.A.B.y.B.O.Y.is on the thoroughfare to success because he was taught and bred by the best teacher, experience. One Love.