I'm at the homeless shelter, finagling free meals
In 1995-96, R.A was homeless for a short period of time — after dropping from Jive Records with no album out, he had to move back in with his father shortly after. Bu, R.A. was using his homelessness as an excuse to get free meals — he gets the best out of every situation.
Fun fact: R.A. was also homeless for one day during his childhood. He spoke about it in an interview with Vice.
My father was a strict man and I broke a window once, and I came home like, “Oh you see this stuff? This box? Put your stuff in it.” I was like “Okay daddy.” My dad was scary, he knew how to fight, he was a tough Vietnam Veteran, and he was my father so I was scared. So I put my stuff in the box, I’m outta here. I was sleeping around in the neighborhood and shit like that. There wasn’t cell phones at the time, beepers were just getting started, but I had a little pay phone, with quarters. I used to rap for the kids for change for the phone. It was some funny times.
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