Packing bags and working construction as a child is where Lester Greene developed his strong work ethic. Born in Germany and raised in Texas, Lester was always a terrific athlete. He ran track and played basketball in his spare time and like most kids, had hoop dreams of playing in the NBA. Those dreams would quickly disappear after he refused an offer to play for the high school varsity basketball team. Lester knew that playing professional basketball was a long shot so he transitioned to writing. He graduated with a degree in English/Journalism from Queens College (NYC), and then he had a moment of clarity. He witnessed a shooting that caused him to rethink his entire existence. Instead of becoming an English teacher, Greene decided to write about that shooting. He went on to write four rap albums before calling it quits because rapping had no longer inspired him.