Holding it down for his father, Ruff Ryders co-founder and CEO, Lil Waah, is a talent in his own right. At just 14 years old, he has been performing for half of his life and is already poised to make an impact on the industry. It seems that his talent and familial connections made a career in entertainment his destiny. “I’ve been in love with music ever since I was born,” Lil Waah told AXS in an exclusive interview. “I was always in the studio, every day.
Lil Waah got the rapping bug at an early age and virtually grew up in Powerhouse Studio with his Dad, surrounded by the music of DMX, Jadakiss, Eve–and like so many other children, he was influenced by the music and artistry of Michael Jackson. Spending all that time in the studio with his father and uncle, Waah had the opportunity to also learn how to produce and write music from his cousin Swizz Beatz. In 2010 at the age of seven, Waah wrote his first song and won the New York State WOW contest. That same year he performed and wowed the crowd at Harlem’s Juneteenth Celebration.