A native of Jamaica Queens, was raised on some of the most prolific Hip-hop artists ever known. In a single parent home raised by his hard working mother and grandmother along side his older sister Teshia Turner; Seprel Turner begin rapping at the tender age of 5 years old heavily influenced by the popular act the time Kris Kross.
Growing up Turner always possessed an ability for people to gravitate towards him, that gift played a major role throughout his entire life. Turner at 12 years old would finally get his shot at seeing his dreams come true. He would meet up with G-Unit Co-Founder and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s best friend Daniel “Bang’em Smurf” Calliste.
At the time the tensions and makings of a separation was beginning to show between Calliste and Jackson through personal disagreements between them. “When I was young like 12 13 and G-Unit first took off I remember how excited everyone felt, like 50 made it, but that quickly changed.” Calliste and Jackson eventually went their separate ways; thus Colliste with the knowledge and information he possessed from helping start G-Unit went on to found Gangsta Flip records in 2003.
He would sign the then 12 year old Turner and another local act in the neighborhood Domination a.k.a Domo, cousin to the late Lost Boyz member Freaky Tah. Gangsta Flip had much success in its early stages, numerous successful deals negotiated and others still on the table, but through the incarceration of Smurf as well as other mishaps the label begin to lose speed. However the now 16 year old Turner continued to keep the label alive, along side help from this labelmate Domination.
“It was definitely a challenge, we had the biggest act in hip-hop at the time (50 Cent) trying to stop us, he had the means too, the money, the power, the resources but…..for someone reason it can only be God he couldn’t stop us…anyone else they would be finish, but it wasn’t the case for us.” Ultimately this would be the case as Gangsta Flip Records would cease to exist in a business aspect. Turner would then begin to work on his group Chozen Onez a.k.a C1z to help preserve what Calliste had started. “I had different people approach me through Smurf’s incarceration saying “Come with me Dice” but I remained loyal because Smurf sacrificed so much for me, of course I had to make a way and needed resources to continue but never would jump ship. [Laughs] I’m not going to lie it was hard but loyalty is everything. In late 2008 Calliste was released, and the main story in hip-hop was the Rick Ross and 50 Cent feud. Through a phone call made by Maybach Music Group artist Masspike Miles to Freddro Starr, Rick Ross and Calliste would eventually speak, Calliste would then go on to negotiate a deal with Rick Ross who would sign the now 19 year old Turner to his newly formed label Maybach Music Group.
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