A local of Durham, NC, Leander Pickett — referred to as Cash Over Sex, or M.O.S. — was expelled from college and kicked away of his mother’s home at age 16. Within 2 yrs, he fell along with a collective of performers, fellow MCs, and manufacturers called Hot Stop that became popular in Durham because of their mixtapes. Nevertheless, as his profession were gathering vapor, he was imprisoned and offered a jail term. Soon after his discharge, he fulfilled up with manufacturer Ski Beats, however the progress for the duo’s recordings was thwarted amid a label shake-up between Elektra and AOL/Time-Warner. As he ready to discharge materials on Jive, he continuing to function the mixtape circuit.