Decipher writes of himself "Born & raised in Canoga Park, California, Decifer is no stranger to the cliché rap lifestyle, he grew up and watched and researched a lot of hip hop. His biggest and most influences was Snoop Doog, Jay-z, Mobb Deep, Nas, Tupac, Mos Def, 50 Cent and Kanye West. He also got introduced to Big L & J. Dilla to Big Daddy Kane & Spice 1. However, he grew up as a quite child he watched and analyzed others that were around him in such a young age. When Decifer turned to the age of 15 he started spitting."