Born in Rochester, New York, .38 Spesh (real name Derek Garcia) is a rapper, producer, and CEO of TCF Music Group. Known for his gritty, street-inspired lyrics and raw delivery, Spesh has become a respected figure in the underground rap scene. Spesh first gained notoriety with his 2009 mixtape "Time Served" and has since released a string of successful projects, including "5 Shots" and "38 Strategies of Raw." He has collaborated with several well-known artists, including Kool G Rap, Benny the Butcher, and Fred the Godson. In addition to his solo work, Spesh has produced for a number of other artists, and has earned a reputation as a prolific and versatile producer. His work has been praised for its hard-hitting beats and intricate sampling. Despite his success, Spesh remains fiercely independent, staying true to his roots and his commitment to the art of hip-hop. With a relentless work ethic and an unwavering dedication to his craft, he continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a rapper in today's ever-evolving music industry.