Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and raised in Wayne County, North Carolina, Terrence Faison, 24, also known as King Moe, lived in between the two states for much of his childhood.
“When I was in school, I never completed a whole year at the same school,” he said. “I was in kindergarten in two different states. It was like that all the way up to the 8th grade.”
Terrence said growing up he and his family struggled.
“We went through a lot,” he said. “We really never had our own place. I would stay with my grandparents in Pennsylvania, and we would stay with family members in North Carolina. I came up kind of rough and saw a lot.”
He didn’t like moving so much and having to make new friends all the time, but he became used to it and embraced it.
“The last move was my decision,” he said. “I would’ve stayed in Pennsylvania, but I didn’t want my mom to be alone. I felt like she needed me. I felt like I was the only one that could keep her alive and safe.”
In March of 2014, Terrence joined the armed forces to travel, connect with people and further his music career rapping. He would end up being stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This would be his first and last duty station.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Terrence is picking up where his father left off. In the 1990s, his father, who went by the moniker Moses, put out a rap album called Bloody Diamonds.
“They had the stamps and everything. It was official and a classic album,” he said. “They used to call me Moe-Moe because of my dad, and that’s where my name comes from.”Terrence said his father was lyrical and frequently embarrassed other well-known rappers on stage in North Carolina.
“TO BE PICKING UP WHERE MY DAD LEFT OFF feelS LIKE I’M COMPLETING A PROPHECY. THAT’S HOW I LOOK AT IT. I FEEL LIKE I’M CARRYING OUT MY DESTINY AND COMPLETING A LEGACY.”
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