He has been writing rhymes since 1989, earning his stripes as one half of the charismatic and legendary rap duo Nuera. The name change was inspired by his decision to pursue a solo career. It captures his natural growth as an artist, as well as his new-found independence. The new name was taken from one of the artist's favorite movies in.. which the lead actor "cleans" the streets-disposing of trashy lowlifes by becoming a vigilante. Likewise, Travis Bicle, the garbage-rapper cleaner, spits so self-assuredly in English that even other artists have trouble distinguishing his true origin.