i30 is a professional recording artist from Little Rock Arkansas. i30 began rapping in the early 2000s, joined the Army after the September 11, 2001 attacks in order to avoid jail time. After 13 years, and an injury in Afghanistan, i30 retired from the Army and moved to east to pursue more music opportunities and started writing lyrics despite his involvement with negative elements in the community. Shortly after moving east, i30 secured features with Young Bleed, former member of Priority Records and Tech-9s Strange Music, up and coming west coast rapper JP Cali Smoov, a Los Angeles native best known for his musical collaborations with DJ Quik, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg. It was around this time i30 met his producer BangOut - the man behind the beats on many hits like "Disco Inferno" and “In My Hood” by 50Cent , "Hands Up" by Lloyd Banks, "Movin On" by Collie Buddz. BangOut is responsible for "Car Wash" feat. Missy Elliot and Cristina Aguillera on the soundtrack for Shark Tale. BangOut was also featured on Grand Theft Auto IV with Akon, Fabolous, and Fat Joe. After securing BangOut as a producer, i30 dedicated himself full time to making music. i30 has also worked with Darell baker aka drop beatz is a music writer, artist and producer from South central California. Production credit includes Kendrick Lamar H.O.C as well as a list of other mainstream and underground artist.