Los angeles, CA
Joined: May 15, 2013
Airplane James is from South Central in Los Angeles, California, A city made famous by west coast gangsta rap of the early 90’s for it’s high crime rates and drug use. Artists like N.W.A, and especially one of it’s former members, Ice Cube, often gave it a shout-out.Also, was the target of C.R.A.S.H., the codename for a large amount of sweeps and busts by the LAPD aiming to clean up South Central. “How to survive in South Central? A place where bustin’ a cap is fundamental no, you can’t find this shit in a handbook” - Ice Cube, “How to Survive in South Central” Now South Central has another conduit to catapult the city to national visibility. The real name of South Central rapper Airplane James is Wendell Hayden. Airplane James has been on his grind since 2010 and showed his hunger in the mix tapes he released. He solidified himself in the streets along side Street Native Music Group in 2010 which fueled his momentum and drastic increase in star power. Street Native proved to be the label that could propel Airplane James to the heights of star status.