A-GAME was born in Staten Island, NY. In 1996 he moved to Newburgh, NY where he was raised and went to school. He is a student at Oneonta University in New York where he is pursuing a Music Industry Degree with a minor in Audio Production.
As a child he wrote poetry and he always loved Hip Hop Music. He would perform in poetry slams and eventually that led to writing hip-hop songs. In 2009 he was an opening performer for the artist Asher Roth in Allentown, PA. He was also an opening performer for Sam Adams and many others.
In December 2009 he entered a contest called Monse’s Monday Night Showcase Showdown sponsored by HOT97 radio station in New York City. He competed against 13 other performers with music industry judges. He took second place. Inspired by his success but not satisfied with second place, he wrote more songs. He competed again in 2010. This time against 18 other performers and took first place. His prize included a Digiwaxx media blast where his song was distributed nationwide to DJ’s and record labels. He also won a meeting with Atlantic Records.