Willie Larry Griggs was born on January 21st, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 12, he first discovered his ability to play music by ear. The most notable highlight, was his time with the Hip Hop/RnB Group called Born Fresh Posse. At that time (1985), they were one of the hottest local acts in town. They opened for several notable artists such as: Ice Tee, Krs-one, Eric B and Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, and Biz Markee (1988). Larry’s Production skills had advanced to such a degree, that KRS-ONE offered to bring his music to New York.