Alfred Banks writes a heartfelt letter & reminisces on all the good & bad times he shared with his brother.
Born and raised in Uptown New Orleans Alfred Banks grew up with a love for two things, sneakers and rap. At an early age Alfred knew he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his mentor and older brother Orlandas Banks and make music just like him, all while rocking the hottest kicks around. His brother’s support and guidance kept Alfred afloat through all the hectic times in his life, but when Orlandas departed for the Marines, Alfred began to see an emotional disconnect in their relationship.
During the years without his brother by his side Alfred experienced some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Alfred’s talent and insane work ethic helped him bounce back from being homeless and landed him various co signs from outlets like Complex and Revolt. Alfred even worked his way onto his first national tour alongside his close friend Mickey Factz. But Orlandas wasn’t around to share these moments with his little brother because he committed suicide after battling schizophrenia. It was the worst day of Alfred’s life when he got the news, but he knew that no matter what Orlandas wanted him to fulfill his dreams.