Ricky Rivera, later becoming known as Ricky BATS, aka “Born A True Spitter,” grew up in the South Bronx section of New York City. Street violence and drugs were common in his neighborhood and he began selling drugs at a very young age. By the early 90’s, he was deep into the street life. The drug game can supply money and food, and plenty of enemies.
LANIE J, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is the oldest of seven siblings. From a young age, she knew that she wanted to entertain her family. All her relatives either worked or went to school. Lanie J tried them all but couldn’t see herself behind a desk for the rest of her life working for someone else. She said to herself , “Lanie J, you have to be your own boss. I experienced a lot in life and writing was my go to thing, my therapy. I love writing whether it was poetry plays novels music I would have journals piling up. I remember having a dream of being on t.v. and moving people’s hearts. Even crazier is that my mother came to me she said she had the same dream. From then on I was determined.” Her brother Lunr Maximus was on a development deal with Roc Nation. Him and his partner Rich Son from Banger Boys /MUSIC Makers would hit Lanie J up and ask her to come to their studio and just write reference for other artist. They would vibe for hours. “I loved it!!! I was writing so much for them that I thought to myself, well I if I can write for others, I can write for myself & put myself out there. My brother sent me a beat asked me to write to it for someone else and when I heard it I knew that I wanted to keep it for me. I wrote to it, recorded it and now my “Single Do About It” is taking off and people are really loving it!