Growing up, Van Hunt tells The New York Daily News he spent long nights in back rooms with his painter/pimp dad and a revolving cast of women and players dealing with life in a dope-filled haze. But in the eyes of a child, the neo-soul performer recalls, his father led a fascinating life. And it sparked Hunt’s musical imagination. “I get a kick out of watching people trying to turn their lives and fortunes around,” he says. “I’m making music to make their days just a little easier. So pimps, ho’s, hustlers is everybody, including you.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.