Raised in one of the most infamous parts of the South Bronx, Young Cutta gained a strong connection with music at an early age. At the age of ten he would rap for friends and family and by the time he was thirteen, he was recording in major studios and performing at open mic nights in various clubs. He was recognized early on for his lyrical ability and powerful voice. He gave himself the name Young Cutta (Communicating Using Talent Through Art).
By sixteen he went into battling local rappers where he was then noticed by the late Stack Bundles who gave him valuable advice on the music industry. He told him “Battle rapping can only take you but so far, would you want to be remembered as a battle rapper or as a great musician?”