CTA was born on November 6th 1978 in Cleveland Ohio. He is the oldest of 3 boys. Since the age of 3 music has had an impact on his life, he was first inspired to started his music career during his high school years, every day he would see groups of guys in a Cypher from that day forward he dreamed of going straight to the top. CTA lives and breathes hip hop from Tupac to J.Cole, Biggie and Lauryn Hill, those are just some of the artist who have inspired him to give all that he has. CTA is an underground artist trying to make something positive happen within his music, he plans on being the American dream.