MeshBanga grew up in Richmond, California - a dangerous neighborhood plagued with drugs and violence. She had loving parents who kept her as safe as possible, often keeping her inside when they knew it would be unsafe outside. Her extended family was not as lucky. She had cousins turn to prostitution and drugs early in life. Despite the struggles of the area, MeshBanga found music. Her purpose is trying to help the younger generation - especially young females - realize they aren't destined to the life they're born into. She boldly declares it's your choice to stay, so choose to be better.