Speed Walton was raised in a full house of family in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began rapping at age of 6, Speed’s earliest recordings told stories and demonstrated wordplay with a clever mix of hip hop and rock. Also drawing inspiration from artists such as Andre 3000, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Nas, Talib Kweli and Jay-z. Speed’s enhanced his skills to exude a smart and stylish sensibility. He ultimately developed a niche for pairing eclectic samples with amusing and conscious rhyme schemes.