Gillatien (pronounced Gill-A-Teen) has been perfecting his art form for nearly a decade now. Growing up Gillatien had plenty of musical inspiration from the various types of music his mother played, to his father’s jam sessions with his guitar. It was this foundation of various genres that would ultimately form the artist he was to become. Though hip-hop was always played throughout his neighborhood, it was around the end of junior high that he realized his like of the genre was turning to a passion for it. That summer he began his transformation from average listener to would be artist. In the beginning it was his love for thinking "off the top of his head" that made him an unbelievably talented and aggressive freestyler.