When the ceiling is low, you tend to bump your head a lot. A-Train Gang was no stranger to mistakes and troubles that plague urban youth. With only alcoholics, gang members, and drug dealers/addicts as role models, if you're lucky enough to make it to 21, you will make it there the hard way. Train was no different as he saw his fair share of run-ins with the law coupled with the frequent loss of family and friends either to homicide, drug abuse, or the penal system. In 2004, after slamming into a few dead ends, Train decides to go full speed ahead into his rap career. He joined the super group Lac of Respect and became acquainted with Seattle's underground, independent rap scene.