Born January 1, 1985, Blaze (Lambert Locket, Jr.) is the middle son of three children. Born into a working-class family, Blaze grew up on the east side of Flagstaff, Arizona. As an adolescent, Blaze was outgoing and athletic. To keep him out of the grip of the streets as a youngster, his mother enrolled him in every sport and after-school activity possible. He played baseball, basketball, football, soccer and participated in any other extracurricular activities he could get his hands on.
Highly influenced by artists such as 2pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, The Dogg Pound, UGK and Scarface, Blaze recorded his first song at the age of 12 and immediately began selling mixtapes in his local community. At 14, Blaze started performing at local talent showcases and parties. Though he was always a