Growing up in a predominantly female household, Kyah gained an early appreciation for R&B music. However, in and around school, she experienced and enjoyed the rap and hip-hop genre with friends and classmates. The athletically gifted young lady was a standout on the basketball court and it looked as though the WNBA might be in her future; however, watching female hip-hop music greats like Missy Elliott and the late Left Eye and Aaliyah inspired Kyah to consider music as her career path. She had plenty to express lyrically, having lived a life that included the struggle of living in a shelter for a time, with her mother and her sister. Those hard times strengthened Kyah’s resolve to succeed.