Ransom Reigns was born in Houston, TX. His love for music started soon after he and his family relocated to New Orleans, LA at a young age. After seeing the local high school bands around the city and a New Orleans traditional style of music known as “The Second Line”, Reigns would develop his own drive and passion for music. Not long after returning to Houston, Ransom joined his high school marching band. After graduation he would serve 4 years in the U.S. Navy, and then make the decision to pursue a career in the industry he grew up loving. While Ransom Reigns' background and resume is one you probably wouldn’t associate with your typical "rap artist", he fashions himself as a "producer/songwriter". Ransom is a very accomplished producer and recording engineer graduating from Full Sail University with a degree in Recording Arts as a certified recording engineer in Oct 2004. Since then Ransom has worked in many studios throughout Atlanta and Houston and all over the country, even managing a studio for a period of time. All while recording and producing for artists of various genres of music on both indie and major record labels. When Ransom is not in the studio working on a project of his own or someone else’s he performing and promoting his production/record company POPULAR UPRISING.
Influences Include: Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Lil John, Manny Fresh, DJ Paul & Juicy J, Mike Shinoda, CFO$, Jim Johnston, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Jimmy Hendrix