Growing up in an inner-city neighborhood is challenging for any child. The various levels of poverty and lack of necessary resources make the idea of “getting out” seem like a distant dream. But for people like Jazzy Amra, rough experiences fueled their escape.
Hailing from Kingsbridge Road, a working-class neighborhood situated in the northwest corner of the Bronx, New York, the singer faced gruesome conditions that no child should have bared witness to growing up. “All I saw were potholes and the train never working,” Amra recalls. “It was home, but it didn’t feel like one.”
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