Cornel, 34, lived a life of gang violence in the South Los Angeles Area in a time when he could not walk in certain neighborhood's without being asked what street he was from and had to be cautious of what colors he wore. His arm tattoo's reveal his identity and his pain. His right side tattoo represents the 52nd Street Crips Gang, which is the street gang that brought violence into his life growing up. His left side tattoo pay's respect to a love one named Dennis, who was murdered from gang violence, the same activity that his right tattoo represents. "Now a day's people aren't throwing up their gang set like back in the day, a lot of the OG's wound up dead or in jail, or homeless drug addicts on the street. I spent my time in prison, but I made it out the system striving and I'm still here working on my album now, Mini-14 Double R," Cornel said.