One-2 is Armenian, born in Iran on October 4th, 1985. He moved out of the country at an early age, due to the revolutions in the capital city, Tehran. Taking refuge in Europe, his family had hopes of one day moving to the land of opportunity, the United States. In late 1991, at the age of 6 he lost his father in a car accident. So ultimately, One-2 was raised by a single mother. As a shortly he had it rough and experienced a lot of domestic problems throughout his childhood. Determined to leave bad memories behind and start a new beginning, his mother finally fulfilled his father's wish and moved their family to America in 1999. By the time One-2 enrolled in High school, he was already in love with rap and hip hop as a culture, but it wasn't until the 10th grade where he decided to take a stab at rapping himself. It started off as a hobby, ciphering in hallways, performing at school shows. He was heavily involved in the underground circuit joining forces with other local hip hop acts. Unfortunately, poor grades and constantly in trouble with the law resulted in him eventually dropping out of school and further strengthen his desire to pursue being a rap artist as his career.