Music producer Focus..., who's crafted hit songs for some of the biggest names in hip-hop, recently revealed that he's taken a job at UPS to pay the bills.
The NYC beatsmith signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment in 2002, and since then has produced tracks for artists including Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, and 50 Cent, just to name a few.
Despite his highly successful music career, it seems Focus... has struggled with some financial hardship. He spoke on his situation in an Instagram post put up on Tuesday:
"Life can change in an instant!!! I went through a rough transitional season and music wasn't paying the bills. I could've sat and let everything fall apart but, I chose to do what needed to be done at that moment and Jehovah blessed my efforts. I worked with one of the coolest cats I have ever met @qhambrick (best boss ever) and this job helped me realize a lot about myself."
"I am willing and able to take care of my family by any means necessary and I am always open to learn new things. True, my plan A was, and is my only plan BUT, when unforseen situations arise, will you sit and sulk in depression or be malleable and use the experiences to help you build a more fortified foundation? These are my reminders... I am not ashamed... Much love, people."