The Paris born French-Algerian-American was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where he began exploring his artistic inklings at the age of 12. The predominantly self taught multi-instrumentalist began recording, producing, and DJing for local talent by the age of 14. Supporting Kansas City artist, Le$ Paul, Abid opened for artists including Mac Miller and Kevin Abstract, quickly setting the tone for the rest of his young career.
By 17, Elias relocated to Chicago where he pursued his entrepreneurial interests, later graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s Music Business program. Meanwhile, Elias worked as an assistant-producer for Grammy-nominated producer, Stefan Ponce, leading him to collaborations with KYLE, Smino, Monte Booker, Chai, and Appleby.