Icy has lived in several different places of the United States throughout his life; he was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Dayton, Ohio, which he credits with rearing him. Icy moved to Dallas, Texas in 2014 for education, and then to Los Angeles, California in 2016, where he currently resides.
Icy’s rapping style is defined by a heavy use of ad-libs, simple yet energizing lyrics, and a strong focus on flow (sometimes leaving words to be lost as a mumble). Many have speculated that these parts of Icy’s rapping impacted (or developed alongside) Playboi Carti, who was a contemporary of Icy’s during their respective careers’ formative years (2015-16).
Warhol.ss, Lil Candypaint, Yung Bans, BandmanFari, Lil Tracy, Reddo, NolanBeRollin’, and ATL Smook are all linked with Icy.