Born April 6th 1988, papaperboiikey grew up as (kesean JohnRoss gardner ). born in harlem., ( 129th & 5th ave ).
with being the oldest of 5 children. , having4 sisters he had responsibility from a young age..& being a witness to seeing his father beat his mom most of his childhood , he had to growup fast.. "Momma always said his soul was older than his age .
xmas morning of 97 , they"re apartment caught fire, and the house was burnt down . Everyone got out safe.. But bein 7yearsold..that was alot to take in ... so music was an escape.