Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz fame opened up to VladTV about growing up in South Jamaica, Queens, and being influenced by pioneering rappers like Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, LL Cool J, Run DMC, and MC Shan. He also shared how Black Just from the Supreme Team was the one who changed his name from “Cold Cheeks” to Mr. Cheeks.

To hear more from the conversation, including how Mr. Cheeks shunned hustling in the streets after one day and the Lost Boyz coming together, hit the above clip.