I was born in Queens , NY August 5th 1988 . I started to fall in love with hip hop as a baby . I loved the rap videos on TV it calmed me down and gave me inspiration . I started writing rap lyrics when I was 14 years old. I started to get more serious about rap when I was 18 and I recorded in the studio for the first time . Then after the studio I went to got shut down I took it apon myself to got out and by my own studio equipment . I started making my own beats and recording my own songs in my basement . Then I released my first ever mixtape called '' Shock Therapy '' . It got a small street buzz . Not until he released his next mixtape called '' I Got It Made ''. That made him more popular with people . The rest is history .