Brandon Martin, (Big Body Benz) was born on August 6, 1986 in Dumfries, Virginia. His family consists of two single parents and nine younger siblings. At the age of nine his parents split up and he was forced to live with his grandmother. She took care of him from the age of eleven to fourteen. While his grandmother was taking care of him, he went to an assortment of middle schools and high schools. Big Body Benz wrote his first rhyme at the age of fourteen. At the age of sixteen he built his first studio in home and started making mix CDs. When he was eighteen he dropped out of high school. He also made his first mixtape called, “City Under Siege”. At nineteen, Big Body Benz had his first son. At age twenty, he had his first show in Herndon, Virginia.