I am Leonardo Phillips Aka Leo Aka LyriQ The Mi$FiT. I was born August 8th, 1995 on the west side of Chicago, IL in the projects. My moms got, you know, tired of living in the hood so me and her moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin when i was five. Leaving my two older sisters and our family in chicago. From what i remember it was rough but as a kid nothing is as rough as it seems. We were homeless for a while, we stayed in a homeless shelter.
Growing up in a predominantly white city had its pros and its cons. As far as education wise that was the best thing for me at the time and my moms knew it. I’m an Indigo Child so things that don’t interest me or things that i’m less passionate about i’m prone to just sound them out. To them that was ADHD and i was placed in special needs. That came with a lot of ridicule but music helped me cope. When i moved back to Chicago it was hard to readjust to the environment.
It was waaaaaaaaay bigger than Green Bay and way more dangerous. My moms literally didn’t let me go outside for a year so i was just in the house writing poetry listening to music and finding new ways to expand my mind and my world. After my freshman year i started doing things and experiencing the “Chicago experience”. Like gangs, territories, and the violence. Around my junior year i started writing raps. My inspiration was my homie Qui Lo was a rapper and got me into it and the rest is fate.