Allen Lane a.k.a Grindin "PUN" was born on January 26th 1990 on the West-side of Chicago. Pun grew up in Henry Horner projects 2 blocks away from the legendary United Center and just minutes from the beautiful skyline of our of Downtown Chicago.
Being raised near the United Center offered him an up close and personal look at the great luxuries that money could buy (downtown condos, cars, jewelry, etc). Being inspired by the things he saw, he quickly started of thinking of ways to make money.
Originally, he wanted to become a professional football player, but Pun quickly fell in love with the hobby of playing with words that many have grown to know as "rapping".
Pun started his career writing poems in the 4th grade at the inspiring age of 9. His love of writing poems quickly turned into him writing rap lyrics and by the age of 11 his written lyrics and rebellious attitude joined as one; as he sat out to further explore his creative talents.
In 2001 - Pun and his three cousins started a rap group called "S.W.A.T” and as new members joined the group and became intrigued by Puns cool yet sly ways, the group was later renamed "CHI-TOWN SHYSTERS" also known as”C.T.S" in 2006. Now having nine members that looked up to him for motivation as well as support - Pun lead the group and made all of the necessary decisions for the Chi-Town Shysters.
As Pun continued with his high school education, he and the group members decided that they needed more funding to finance their careers, which would catapult the group to a new level. Some got jobs while other looked to the streets to make money. With more money coming in, PUN and C.T.S started making an impact on the local underground rap scene.
In January 2007 they were featured on “FOX NEWS CHICAGO” for their accomplishments and acquired even more support in attaining their goals. With the exposure from the Fox News interview, more people started recognizing PUN and CHI-TOWN SHYSTERS more locally and musically.
Following that exposure attained Pun has made many business endeavors. He has appeared on public access television numerous times, and blazed stages throughout the mid-west, south, & east coast. In addition to that, Pun has been featured on 12 Mix-Tapes since May 2008; along with releasing 3 solo mix-tapes. GRINDIN PUN successfully achieved radio play on Chicago's biggest hip-hop radio station - "107.5 WGCI" with his song entitled "gangsta on" in 2008.
Grindin Pun is the Chairman/C.E.O of L.G.M. Entertainment and the Chi-Town Shysters (C.T.S). He is also practicing artist & repertoire development, and artist management. In summer 2011 Pun was introduced to the C.E.O of Cfl Music group and they came together to collaborate on one of pun's mix-tapes. In November 2011 CFL music group/L.G.M Entertainment released Grindin Pun’s mix-tape entitled “DAT ORDER” which is being downloaded and played worldwide.
With so much success, only at the age of 23, “GRINDIN PUN" has a right to call himself one of the best independent rap artists in the world. He is one of the realest, with more than enough credibility to prove it.