Born Ricardo Theodore Mitchell on August 5th 1990 at the Port Antonio Public Hospital in Portland (Jamaica, W.I.) At a tender age Ricardo and his family then moved to the parish of St. Elizabeth in which they resided in the Black River community where Ricardo adopted the alias Ikay.
In the summer of 2008 Ikay migrated to the United States where he then resided in Queens, New York and continued on his musical journey. A year later in the summer of 2009 Ikay then released his first mixtape titled “This Is My Life... Vol. 1”, this mixtape was hosted by Nu Jerzey Devil and consists of tracks from when Ikay was just 14-16 years old and was just starting his musical journey, this mixtape also consists of a combination of more recent tracks.