Spending his formative years in South Florida, KOJU developed an interest for rapping whilst hanging out with his extended family playing Mario, Street Fighter and other video games. As children, he and his siblings would create books and books of video game ideas with fleshed out characters and vivid stories, to the point where they created complex role playing games using RPG Maker. His uncle, Rick Stanley Thomas (R.I.P. 2018) recognized the potential in him, and with his friend Omar helped him to understand the art of recording and making music. With both these tools in hand, he set out on his current projects: "Vigilante Love" the video-game & after releasing "CANdid, the Mini Tape" he currently is working on "fRaCtUrEd pErSoNaLiTy" the LP.