Martavious Thomas, 25, B.K.A. Fame, hails from Montgomery, AL. Growing up in the projects on Montgomery’s west side, Fame began rapping at the age of 14 and was heavily influenced and inspired by Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, T.I., and Lil Wayne. An old school cat named Mr. New York, gave him the name Fame because he would tell him he was destined for fame every time he saw him. His ability to express himself through words and embrace the art and creativity of music has been what passionately drives and influences him. Fame represents the streets and the struggles in every way imaginable; from the single mothers on welfare to that fatherless child to the men and women incarcerated to that person in the ‘hood, just hustling trying to provide for their family. Make sure you listen out for Fame!!