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 performed the local circuit and various open mics within the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas to garner attention and heighten awareness of his brand. Despite his affiliation with Wale and The Board Administration he worked effortlessly to cultivate his own buzz and did not collaborate with Wale,Rick Ross until years after signing with the label because he put in his own groundwork and operates bychildhood reality and philosophy that nothing is ever given, more so earned.After a solid run releasing freestyles and f his requenting local performance venues, Black released debut mixtape, Now or Never. Now or Never focused on his transition into adulthood and the perils of inner city life. A year later, he released second mixtape, Now, a demonstration of a more evolved Emcee and better articulated and confident Black Cobain. Now had features from Wale, Raheem Devaughn, J Holiday, and Wiz Khalifa.