Birth Name: Steven V. Canals
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 14, 1980
*father – African-American
*mother – Puerto Rican
Steven has said:
I think that for me, especially growing up in a family that was mixed, that was both black and Puerto Rican, I have a really strong understanding of heritage and our roots. And my sense was that my forebearers were brought here, and once they were here, many had to walk hundreds of miles in threadbare shoes, some in no shoes at all, with bloody soles. They didn’t quit, they persisted. I exist in the shadows of their sacrifices.