David Blake, better known to many by his stage name Stones was born July 31st 1988 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. An area known as one of the roughest neighborhoods in not only the borough of Brooklyn but also the entire state of New York. Brownsville is known to many across the nation as a breeding ground for drugs, prostitution and statistically high murder rate’s but, for Stones Brownsville is the place he calls “Home”.
In one interview Stones described his birth place as “a place you see things you would’ve swore only happened in the movies”.
When described by his peers Stones is always depicted as the “laid back” type and it was that characteristic which helped him manage to stay out of a lot of situations he saw first hand. When asked about his “laid back” persona Stones replied, “My dude Smiles always told me I’m like a mystery because of the way I analyze things but let few people get close enough to actually analyze me, I guess that’s because I was taught from a young age how to move militant”.
Rapping was a hobby Stones picked up from watching his cousin Kenyatta Blake aka Buckshot of the highly regarded 90’s rap group Black moon and CEO of Duck down records, “I use to just sit down and listen to Wu-Tang all day, especially Meth to study how they would put words together.
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