Gangsta aka Amir Shakir has always been crafted as musician since the age of 12. He stated making beats when he was introduced to illski Jones of 4tre production in Asheville NC. He also learned to rap at the age of 14 listening to child hood pal Gambino who now is deceased and was a known great battle rapper. Thru the years of his teenage years Amir and child hood cousin str8 drop put together a rap label called Gaugewalk ent/BGA Records. Due to street life troubles every time luck would prevail the devil, he says would always intervene. Luck would soon run out for amir in 2007 when he sentenced to 3 in half years for drug trafficking due crooked cops who had it out for his family. Released from prison in 2011 he plans on taking the world by storm still under the label BGA he plans releasing his first album ITS ALL ON ME VOL!