"Achilles" born Kai Michael Washington came into the world April 4, 1989 to Norbert and LaTanya Washington. He was born and raised on the “South-side” of Atlanta. Before Achilles his famed nick-name was "SPEEDO". Created from his great-grandmother Harriet Phillips version “SPEEDY” becauseof his mothers speedy delivery At the age of 12, Achilles became interested in writing raps. “ I already had a musical background from my moms side of the family. My grandfather and his brothers had a music group in the 60’s and we all played instruments.” It wasn’t long before Achilles discovered influences from T.I., Ludacris, Young Jeezy, UGK and Outkast.