The Grizz was born in Los Angeles California on June 17th 1982. If you think the "Mouzon" name sounds familiar it is because his father Alphonse Mouzon is a well know jazz drummer and composer from Charleston South Carolina. He has played with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Santana, Miles Davis, Mccoy Tyner, Stevie Wonder and more. His music was sampled by P-Diddy, Murs, Beastie Boys, Souls Of Mischief, Tribe Called Quest and more. The apple does not fall far from the tree when It comes to his son Jean-Pierre Mouzon (The Grizz). Grizz began making beats back in 2006 using an old copy of Sony Acid. He would sample old 70's soul records. His major influences at the time were The Living Legends, Atmosphere and Brother Ali.