Born Kwabena Otchere in Accra, Ghana, Treasure immigrated to Maryland at age 17. He later moved to Atlanta.
He is fluent in Twi and also in the street lingua Pidgen. Treasure’s strength it’s been suggested is his ability to draw a sizable chunk of following from the streets as well as from the upwardly mobile audience. “The streets abide by the same rules no matter where you go and rapping was a way to document his experiences in a coded manner,” he says.
“I figured I could make a career out of music because people related to my story and there is a void in Hip Hop that needs to be filled to represent people from the same walk of life as myself.”