Hakeem Ture F.K.A ATM was born on September 21,1991 in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL. Since birth his life was a constant struggle for understanding and acceptance amongst his peers and family members. As a toddler he lived homeless with his mother and younger sister for a short period of time. He was medically diagnosed with severe epilepsy, which proved to be too much for his teenage mother to cope with. In result, he was taken in by his father whom he lived with sporadically.
In 2002, Mayor Richard M. Daley began demolition of all Chicago public housing. In response, most low-income families moved to Chicago's south suburbs for cheaper housing, job opportunity, and better schooling. Chicago's gangs began to widespread over Cook County. Hākeem Turé spent his child hood dealing with b