Growing up in the infamous projects known as 'The Jungle' in New Haven, CT, Manny James and his soulful sound epitomize the meaning of a rose growing through concrete.

Hailing from the Borough of Manhattan and raised in New Jersey, Hip Hop sensation Miranda Writes sat down with Compulsive Magazine for an exclusive interview.

For The Record had the honor to kick it with the 2-time Grammy nominated multi-platinum producers and New Havens own Rashad "Snacks" Johnson and Aaron "Y.A." Rogers of the production duo known as The Breed.