Born in the back roads of South Carolina, Deron is a son of the New Jack Era. Growing up in a home filled with music, he took an early affection to Motown soul listening to artists and groups like the Temptations, Jackson 5, and Marvin Gaye.
In his early teens, Deron's affection for soul brought him to the hip hop scene behind Roc-a-fella producers Just Blaze and Kanye West. His love for the Roc became evident as he began to pick up the pen and write his own rhymes to songs from artists like Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel.
This love for hip hop grow, and by the time he reached Hampton University, Deron had performed all over the Northeast and released successful projects like "The Guestlist Mixtape" and "The Renaissance EP".