- Fresh shares his tattoo honoring his grandmother, the only person who has always had my back.
I know how it feels to wake up feeling worthless
I know how it feels to wake up without purpose
I know how it feels to wake up without change
I was born there, raised there, its never gonna change
The hood is something that will always be the same.
A talented writer and lyricist, Doug Fresh turns his almost pathological honesty into gripping rhymes that capture the pain of growing up in a family and a neighborhood that have been torn apart by drugs. Supported primarily by his ailing grandmother, the only person who has always had his back, Fresh is constantly in search of the structure and order that he knows are critical to his future. Finding these lacking in both his classrooms and in the streets, Fresh leaves school, gets his GED, and heads off for a stint in the National Guard. After a series of short-term jobs fail to push him closer toward his dream of becoming a juvenile probation officer, Fresh struggles to build a plan for his future and to avoid the trap of living only for today. Test
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