XTRNL was born in Arizona and raised in California. He grew up listening to early rock and rap. From Def Leppard, war, Santana, Kool Moe Dee, Eric B and Rakim, etc.
Music is the one language that can unite all cultures and communities. While not trying to conform to modern day commercial radio music but using the rap platform to share experience, views, perspectives and encouragement.
Artists that he admired growing up range from Rakim, Erick Sermon, Kid Frost, L.O.D. (Legion of Doom: from San Diego), Ice Cube, Cool J and KRS1.
XTRNL is a Christian with a genuine love and respect for GOD including all people and ethnicities. With hopes to see more diversities unite, promote peace / nonviolence and flourish in the music industry.