Coming home to an apartment across the street from Morningside High School in Inglewood, CA to a pair of teenage parents, being a rapper was something that was normal in Gino Haze’s household. Growing up, his grandmother held local talent shows with local acts around the city including Tyrese and the artists would come out & give Young Gino the courage to go up there himself. With a divorce that struck his family, Gino & his mother moved to her hometown of Chicago,Il when he was 9. Gino fell in love with Hip-Hop mainly after watching & collecting Smack DVD videos at the age of 12, around the same year he recorded his first record. After middle school, Gino moved back to Inglewood with his father in which he attended Inglewood and El Segundo High Schools.