LaTroy Dante Gordon also known as T.A.Y.E was born in Gary, Indiana. When T.A.Y.E was 2 years old his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 9 years old, he started to write short stories. During his high school years, he wanted to impress girls, so he started writing poetry. After graduating high school, he started to write rhymes. Once T.A.Y.E got to college, he started a rap group with two close friends. The rap group was called “The Pyramid.” During his time with “The Pyramid,” they released two albums, Win At All Cost and They Want to See Me Fail.