Fresco Fay was born Jaffe Jawanza Cropper on August 1, 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For most of his childhood he lived in Angliers on the West Bank of New Orleans and was raised by his grandmother, who was a major influence in his life. One of the most important musical influences was his dad, who was a local rapper and was one of the reasons Fresco became interested in making music. Since a young age, music has meant a lot to Fresco Fay because it’s the only way he knows how to express himself to the world. This was especially true since he has always been a shy person but when it’s him and the mic, he no longer feels shy, he feels invincible.