Last week, popular Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne announced that he was going back to Chicago, the city where he got his college degree.

The St. Johns native has been back in town less than 2 years, but in that time he’s created a massive buzz, dropped a town classic, and stirred up more than his share of controversy. I got a chance to sit down with the outspoken rhyme spitter before he left, and my handy Galaxy S5 phone cam captured his responses. Always fun to sit down with the sparkly-eyed kid, and this time was no different.

Best of luck in Chicago, Vinnie. Keep doing your thing.