S Dot on Growing Up in Chicago, Seeing Shootings, Taking Guns to School

Chicago rapper S Dot started pursuing music at the age of 12, and even then he was writing lyrics about “street s**t”: guns, shootings, gang life, and his South Side community. Here, S Dot talks what attracted him to music in the first place, his experience in school, and the Chicago of his childhood versus the Chicago of today. “When I was growing up, you could still go outside,” he says. Watch above.