StripeGang Lou grew up in East Point, Ga. When he was younger, he had a passion for playing basketball, but always had a love for music. Friends from his childhood had a rap group and it motivated him to jump start his own career in the music industry. StripeGang Lou began freestyle rapping with his family he later began writing his own lyrics in the 10th grade. He explains, “I began writing lyrics as a form of expression to past the time while getting familiar with my new neighborhood.” At the age of 15 he began his first rap group, but due to the separation of the other members, he continued to move forward, so he revamped his group into what it is now known as StripeGang. While attending college, StripeGang Lou met Anti III from Decatur, GA where they created It Be Like Dat.