An explorer and creator from an early age he was born into a long line of storytellers with growing up in poverty, Neilion used music as an outlet. His father was an “OG” aka original gangster growing up coming out of San Francisco Hunters point, one of many well known areas for the lower class urban culture in SF. His mother was a lifelong nurse creating passion and stability for Neilion and two siblings while trying to survive by making ends meets. With a very strong dose of genetic medicine, structure, and strict rules of the house. Neil learned how to adapt in differnt situations with manners and respect for others.
As a youngster he was captivated by the mysteries behind the haunting walls of most of the notorius San Francisco housing project, North Beach being the first he lived in. The first face ever broadcasted or known and idolized were some of the older people in the neighborhood that he looked up to.
Being from the West Coast Cali he already had taken to the likes of Rappers 2pac shakur E40 Rbl posse San quinn Jt the bigga figga Oaklands own Too short Mac Dre and many others. With such a powerhouse line up he was influenced by the way these artist represented were they were from and what they rapped about. Though these were just a few superstars that had made a big impact on the west coast music seen,Neilion also kept his ear open to other artist as well . Artist such as Nas jay Z Nortorious BIG and several other Eastcoast artist as well.
At the tender age of 8 Neil began writing short stories and poems for school . By the age of 10 he already went through enough in the projects seeing everything with his own eyes making the harsh reality into poetry, seeing a unique perspective of the world and his place in it.
For a long time Neilion would dread being asked “where you from” ” what do you do” “who are you” “what are you about “. Not wanting to be put in a box Neil later would reply I am a citizen of the world. Social media now makes it possible to live globally connected, being able to narrate life in new and excitng ways.
Through his company and label mates stay focused empire, and baysic gang records, Neilion creates, narrates, using film and social media to build bridges. With stories that educate, inspire, and enlighten people of the community. With lyrics that may even go back into music history , hip hop and hard core rap. Neilion’s work connects documentaries, filmaking, social media,and Raw lyrical storytelling transformations.