Gregory DaCloak James Jr. has been listening, studying, and creating music since his beginning and forever. He was born on the west side of Chicago, but raised on the south side. Raised in a home of music lovers was the reason he would soon come to love music himself. The main genre of this particular area of his life was submerged in soul music. Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Marvin Gaye to name a few, but that wasn't all. His love for hip hop comes from home as well listening to some of hip hop's founding artist such as Rakim, LL Cool J, Wu Tang, A Tribe Called Quest, N.W.A and etc.