Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Hameed Weaver began his musical career playing drums throughout middle school and high school band. In 2013 he moved to Grinnell, Iowa to attend Grinnell College where he graduated in 2017. While studying French language and literature he was an active member of the art and music community on campus. Throughout his four years he hosted a weekly radio show called “Black Kids Do Radio Too”, organized weekly cypher rap sessions, shows, and parties throughout campus. After graduating he continued his radio show at WHPK for a year while working part time and making music.