Black Cobain was born in Alexandria, Virginia and fell in love with Hip Hop at an early age. His MC Moniker Black Cobain originated from childhood nickname Black being combined with Cobain in homage to his uncle who introduced him to Rock and Roll and world renowned band Nirvana and front man Kurt Cobain
Black Cobain attended Virginia State University, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and obtained employment at the Boys & Girls Club uncertain he could make a viable living and income from his ambitions as an Emcee. During this time, he linked with long-time friend and mentor, Le’Greg O. Harrison, and under his direction began to professionalize his sound and actively exploit his talent through local performances, collaborations, sets, and freestyles. In 2009, Black signed to The Board Administration as their first official signee and shortly thereafter left full-time employment to fully pursue emceeing as a career.