Clifford Steven Laforet was born on Feb. 9, 1996 in San Rafael, California. Clifford was raised in the Bay Area which is located in Northern California, listening to people like Mac Dre, E-40, Traxamillion, Mistah Fab, Keak Da Sneak, Turf Talk (etc.) When he moved to Florida, he was put on probation for battery and was expelled from school While on probation, Cliff was a house cat, he decided to stay low-ki for a while so he wouldn’t violate probation. Later on, he changed his rap name to B.B.D (Big Black Dog) because his real name was Clifford, and he always been a tall black kid, people also called him the big black dog when he was little, so he took the initials of that joke and is now working on making it famous.During this time, BBD was constantly writing freestyles to spare time. One of the freestyles was called “The One Verse Cypher”, ft. Sparks. When he released this freestyle on the internet, it became a Major hit locally! It was shared on Facebook over 500 times when he shared it 3 times. BBD dropped his first Mix-Tape “The Renaissance”, on March 22nd, 2012. Later that year on November 22nd (Thanks Giving), BBD dropped his second project, “Respect Before Success". This mixtape gave BBD a nice boost of awareness and attracted attention from major labels. He is now planning to drop his Debut Album "Road Trip" LP, which is expected to be released in December.