Born Randy Nichols and better known by his stage name Ransom, this rapper released his first album, Pain and Glory, in late 2014. His earlier recordings include mixtapes titled Best in the City, Ransom Note, and Street Cinema.
He ended his early involvement with drugs by establishing a recording studio and beginning his career as a hip hop artist.
He has earned over 10,000 Twitter followers.
He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey. After his father's murder, he spent time in foster care before being reunited with his mother.
He is well known for his collaborations with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj.