Lil Ken is an American rapper from Tampa, Florida. Ken was raised by his mother in Oakhurst, located in West Tampa. He watched his mother struggle to provide for the family. After a few years his mom moved the family to a better neighbourhood so they could have more and better opportunities in life. After moving places, Lil Ken started playing football and experimenting with music. In 2008 Lil Ken started rapping about his family struggles, love for fashion and his everyday life.