Coming up a product of the 1980's Stranga the Great saw his earliest hip hop influences from being around pioneers such as Luv Bug Starski, Jam Master Jay and Kurtis Blow in Harlem, New York. Stranga's father and Jam Master Jay's mother are first cousins so hiphop runs close thru his veins. While aligning himself with different crews he became accepted in the Undergroud and has been blessed to work with some of the sharpest lyricist the underground has to offer. He has had music on MTV, been featured in a couple national hiphop magazines and websites. Stranga has had songs on numerous mixtapes and built his stock on the internet all while maintaining himself as a local pioneer for the city he grinds in.