Born in Inglewood, Ca Kida was exposed to a life of drugs and crime at a young age. At the age of four, Kida’s father was tragically murdered. Soon after, Kida, his mother and two older sisters moved to their hometown of St. Louis, Mo. While attending elementary school in St. Louis, Kida picked up the trumpet. The love affair with music had begun. Kida bounced back and forth ,between the two cities until he decided to stay in Inglewood. Kida continued his love affair with music, becoming the drum major of the school band. Honing the skills of his trumpet, Kida later acquired the skills of a drum player. This is when he picked up the microphone and started rhyming. After graduating high school, music went on the backburner and he attended college and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.