Jarvis Gerorn Gates Jr. was born April 5, 1994 in Riverdale, GA. Jarvis came from a strong musical background. Since his childhood, his love and passion for music has grown throughout the years. The late grandmother of Jarvis, Judie E. Gates was an opera singer, and local pianist. Jarvis then gained his greatest inspiration and motivation to pursue a music career of his own. After the loss of his grandmother, to a strong battle of cancer back in October of 2008. Rather than greiving, Jarvis decided to put his focus into making music. In early 2009, he began to write music of his own. Months later, he then released his 1st solo project called "Open Hearted". As time progressed, Jarvis began to study and critic different artists craft to better himself as an artist as well.