A native of Indianapolis, Dorian learned to play the drums and sang in his church choir, and was interested in making rap music, but being underage and in a city with a limited hip-hop scene, there wasn’t much of an opportunity for him at the time.
He studied Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington (eventually obtaining a Master's Degree from the University of Central Florida) and began his career as a basketball coach, with the intent to work in the NBA.
He moved to Chicago in late 2013, but was unsatisfied with his job. In February of 2014, he bought a laptop and music equipment and taught himself to produce music. Exactly a year later he released his debut "The D.U.C.K. Tape" on Group82, the label he co-founded with a college roommate. Single Sunshine arrived soon after and the song appeared on his second project Every Scar Has a Story. In 2016, Don't Sleep became his most popular song to date with over 3 million streams worldwide. After hearing the song through music industry circles, former Def Jam signee and current Quality Control artist Mark Battles hopped on the official Don't Sleep (Remix). In 2017, the retail shoe giant, Journey's, ran a marketing campaign with Dorian showing his music videos in every location in North America (over 1300 stores). - Paul Simpson, Rovi