Born with a congenital heart defect, doctors said he wouldnt live past 21 unless he had surgery, which he successfully had done at 7 years old. A year later at 8 years old, his father died due to AIDS complications.
Raised in Tampa, FL, he dropped out of high school at the age of 17. Much of that extra free time was used cultivating the beginnings of a journey as a self-taught producer. One Christmas, his mother, supportive of his decision to focus on music, bought him a Casio keyboard which Money mentions was a major turning point in the quality of his music when he started out.
Tragically, Money lost his mom a few years later at the age of 21 to a brain aneurism. He sat and talked to his mom minutes before it occurred. She passed out 4 minutes after they had breakfast together.
"The night she passed was the most empty I’ve ever felt. Imagine coming home to a house that is missing both your dad AND your mom. I took that anger and loneliness I felt and turned it into fuel."
Although Money had been doing music since he was 17, the passing of his mother fueled him to be even greater to make her proud. After a couple stints in Atlanta and Selma, he embarked on a one way trip to LA to try and solidify his career. Since then he has co-produced or collaborated with the likes of 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Chris Brown, and Nick Jonas. In 2018 and 2019, he closed out those years with co-writing and co-production credit for the first single by Atlantic recording artist IV Jay in addition to producing records for Problem, P-Lo, Kiana Lede, and Tedashii. At the start of 2019, he earned himself a “Swedish Grammy” nomination for production on the hit “Kanns Som 05” by artist Cherrie. Now under the helm of Arketek Management, Money Jezus is saving his best beats for his own album as an artist. You get the impression when you meet him that, one, he’s a man whose done a lot with just a little, and two, he isn’t even close to being done yet.