Born in upstate New York, Dready spent his early years in Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida before moving to Atlanta after graduating high school. Always fascinated by music, he could be found as a youngster recording songs off of TV with a portable tape recorder and then listening to them repeatedly. Discovering the world of vinyl would impact his life forever. Pause button mixtapes, recording underground radio shows, break dancing, skateboarding and the emerging HIP-HOP genre got him in to production in his early teens. Dready's production style is influenced by jazz, blues, reggae, dancehall and of course, HIP-HOP.