Bangz started rapping at the age of 15, due in part to witnessing his mother struggle as a single parent; using his mother’s pain as motivation for his music. He attends Prairie View A&M University and is majoring in mass communications. At Prairie View he was able to focus on his music, and in 2009 he released his first mixtape Procrastination Kills. He stole the attention of a fellow student and now manager D Will. Bangz released his first official single titled “What Yo Name Iz?” on February 7, 2011.