Icy grew up in Miami and faced a lot of obstacles growing up.  He did not have a lot of money growing up and had to pursue different hustles to support himself.  Icy describes himself as a "young human with an old soul very wise" and that he wants his music and persona to help people grow and see the positive in every life situation.  He is of Cuban descent. 
Icy freestyled for fun for several years before taking up music. Some of his inspirations include Linkin Park , Lil Uzi Vert , and NAV. He draws his influences from a range of different genres of music from rock to country to hip hop to make his own "icy wave of music." 
Icy has been freestyling for fun for four years, but did not start taking music seriously until 2017.