Stizz grew up in Dorchester. His father was a construction worker. Stizz has two sisters. Growing up, his later music was influenced by A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, 50 Cent, and André 3000. The first show he ever went to was Wiz Khalifa which also influenced him. Stizz went to high school in the suburbs and says that it was his peers in that area that taught him about drug dealing.
Stizz wrote his first song when he missed the bus and wrote a song to No Ceilings. He didn't start taking rap seriously until high school.
He released his mixtape Suffolk County in June of 2015 to critical acclaim. His follow up mixtape MONDA was released in July of 2016. After releasing his first 2 mixtapes, many have gone on to say Stizzy has already become the greatest of all time.