Born on October 20, 1990, Clay naturally gravitated towards music as a child, influenced by Bob Marley, Nas, Eminem, Ludacris, and Kendrick Lamar. During September 2009, at the age of 18, Clay left his hometown Ft. Worth, Texas to join the U.S. Navy. and continued to serve until honorably discharged in October 11, 2011.
Clay's first experiences in the music industry were facilitated by legendary Houston Texas area DJ Michael Watts who took Clay under his wing, showing him the “ropes”, and taking him on the road. This allowed Clay to cross paths with artists such as Webbie, Lil Keke, Slim Thug, T.I., Trae Tha Truth, & Mr. Lee.
Watts stated, “I've listened to many artist over the years, but few have impressed me like Clay Perry did. From his skill to his strategy & his fight to never sacrifice him self through his musical diversity, he proved to me that he has what it takes to make it as an artist. He has my support & blessings. Expect to hear great things from Clay Perry.”