Tren-se' Mario Jasper, Jr. was born, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At a very young age, Tren-se' spent most of his childhood confined to the studio where his father was the lead singer for Ketch Entertainment. As a youngster, it was his father who had the greatest influence as he was introduced to the world of music. As an entertainer, singer, mentor, and friend, Tren-se' Mario Ketchum, Sr., adored his son, and provided lessons in piano at an early age. By the age of five, Tren-se' enjoyed playing instruments, and was able to read, and understand musical notes by the age of six. Surrounded by many influential artists of that era, Tren-se' was impressionable as he welcomed his musical experiences. His mother was supportive of his father, and of his career as they both nurtured the gift of performing through song, and dance. Instilled with the attributes of strong work ethics, Tren-se' maintains those ethics by which he works from today.