Livin Proof was born on December 21, 1984, as Jeffrey Bryan Ipsaro in rural Dalton, GA. At the age of two, with his mother and older brother Christopher, they relocated to North Atlanta. Growing up in a rough neighborhood proved to shape the future in unexpected ways. He began battle rapping in high school and with quick punchlines, a dark sense of humor, and the ability to literally outwit his opponents - he would prevail a winner countless times. Later, he would battle homelessness and use the streets as a way to make ends meet. After a near death car accident, being under investigation by local police, and the birth of two children, his brother, Chris, committed suicide. He became more focused than ever to reach his goals. To date he has released six projects independently.