In 2009, Miles Joyner moved to Cincinnati to attend a local university on a scholarship. While there, it was the first time he witnessed extreme poverty and classism up close. In 2012, he met Sleep and Cocaine Chris, two members of a local hiphop group, 2 Man Cypher, that was gaining local buzz. Upon listening to Sleep’s “Lockland 95,” the two decided to work towards creating an online web series to raise awareness of the problems that not only plague Cincinnati but many urban areas across the country.