Da Kid Leak was born in the Bronx, NY – not unlike hip-hop itself; however, he was raised in New Jersey. He started rapping at age 13 when music became his obsession and his escape from reality. As an artist, he is truly unique. As he remarks when asked about sonic comparisons, "I write everything and all ideas are ME. So my sound is ME." He does acknowledge, though, that fans have compared his cadence to platinum-selling artists like Harlem's own Cam’ron and Snoop Doggy Dogg affiliate, Wiz Khalifa.
When it comes to influences, he's quick to point to the likes of Styles P, Dipset, and Max B – who's currently incarcerated – as well as the wave god's collaborator and Bad Boy Entertainment recording artist French Montana. Battle rap [also] had a big influence on him as far as the culture a