Dekarius Dawson was born and raised in Memphis,Tennessee where he graduated from the Memphis Central High School in 2016 and later graduating with his Bachelor of ArtsĀ degree in Music from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall of 2019. During his undergraduate degree he was very into music and his school having placed in the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition 2 years in a row. He also served as the Songleader for his beloved fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity during his undergraduate career. After his service year with Impact, he plans on furthering his education in hopes of one day becoming a superintendent.