Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, I began writing raps when I was nine years old. I didn't began to pursue a rap career until high school when I began to take my craft seriously. How I got my stage name: "ayatollah" literally means "the sign of God", so I adopted that and added three letters from my hometown as a nod to it, and the name stuck. My goal as far as making music is to always have a message in whatever song I write and record. I recently released a mixtape titled "Long Road to Raw English" on datpiff.com and audiomack. Currently gearing up to release 'The Raw English EP' by late May or June. I'm horrible at giving actual release dates, forgive me LOL!