Y.Teezy (Y Dot Teezy), who is on the rise to rap stardom, was born Quintin Talbert on March 27, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York. Music played a very big part in his earlier years as his belizean father, Claude Talbert, raised him around hardcore hip hop music as well as reggae, and his belizean mother, Antoinette Reneau, raised him around various types of music in general, with her dreams of being a ballet dancer. His parents would throw block parties and play music around the house constantly, to the point where he would end up absorbing the music, building his ear for sounds that would eventually help his talent. At the age of 9, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, the mecha of Southern Hip Hop, where he would soon develop a talent for music, recalling Biggie, Jay-Z, T.I., The So So Def Camp and more as inspiration. At the age of 12, he started writing music seriously, writing full songs, working towards building a buzz for himself, starting with the name Young T, hoping he could become popular with everyone in his school, But, reality of his talent didnt hit him until he turned 14 when he realized his talent was a way of expressing himself, and an outlet from escaping the emotions in situations.
In 2007, he vowed to come out with his first mixtape by November, but due to hard work, it came out in October, which would help him build his buzz in the area. Working harder over the year, he built a bigger buzz in his high school with the new stage name Y.Teezy, bringing out mixtapes more than any other artist in the school, passing out cds, displaying his rap talents in the talent show, and from people talking about the rapper towards each other. In 2011, he would bring out his most important mixtape to date, Teez-Alive 3, which told a story of a young man preparing to graduate high school, dealing with heartbreak, family issues, and his life on a daily basis. His mixtape would later on gain attention from Atlanta's Hip Hop Blogs online, building a much bigger buzz, bringing his Internet presence to a good level. Y.Teezy still says he has a long way to go on his journey to rap stardom, but at the pace he is going, he will be there in no time, ensuring he is a threat to the industry.