Coming from the mean streets of Chicago, seeing drugs, gangs, money, and violence,Hardknock developed a talent of rapping. He started off listening to Jay-z, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Biggie, and Beanie Sigel. Hardknock is one of the most lyrical underground artist since Hov in his prime. The low end was all he knew intil he started hanging with his cousin in Pockettown over east. Where he met most of the guys, from there he got to being everywhere from the east side to the hundreds, 9-0 to the north pole. what can I say people just felt his Low-End Swagg.After the death of his close friend Jamar he been more dedicated than ever, with a fuck you pay me attitude. With the whole city with him he bound to have the whole world !!!!!!!!!!