Rahshi Bell (Rahshi or Rah on the stage and in his rhymes) was born and raised in Brotmanville, NJ which is a town directly in between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. He grew up an only child so the kids in his neighborhood become his brothers.
Growing up in the arguably the best times for hip hop and rap in the late 80s and 90s his biggest influences were Jersey's own Redman, Capone and Norega, Nas, and Bad Boy Records.
He learned everything he knew about the streets and music from his cousin "Gotti" which is his record label's "Gotti World Records" name sake. Stating "He paid for my first studio time and he knew everybody". Rahshi rap still is reminiscent of the 90s era hip hop with sharp attacks and metaphors, delivered smoothly over R&B samples or a boom bap beat.