Taylor Austin James was born on May 15, 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in Columbia, Maryland, later moving to Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland. At twelve years old he saw DJ Scribble on MTV, and his father bought him a pair of turntables for Christmas. After being taught to use them by his brother he started to DJ parties for his sister and friends. At age 15 he began interning at Unruly Records, a club music label based in Baltimore.
While getting a haircut in July 2009 James got a call from former Hampton classmate DJ Boogie, who was working in Atlanta with R&B Artist Sammie. Justin Bieber's management (also based in Atlanta) had asked Boogie for a DJ recommendation, and they interviewed James and flew him to Oklahoma to meet and tour with Bieber.
James contributed scratching to the track "Right Here" on the Justin Bieber album Believe, which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200. He and Bieber also freestyled on the 2010 joke track "Omaha Mall," a webisode of We Know the DJ, which now has five seasons.
As of 2012 he has a live broadcast on D.C. radio station WPGC-FM on Friday nights. He continues to release mixtapes on a regular basis, and as of 2012 he's released over 77, which have sold over 150,000 hard copies in the mid-Atlantic region.