Born Chresanto August, he gained recognition under the stage name Roc Royal as a member of the popular band Mindless Behavior, along with Prodigy, Ray Ray, and Princeton. In 2015, he began recording and performing as a hip-hop and R&B singer under the name Santo August.
Mindless Behavior formed in 2008, and trained for two years before releasing music to the public.
He and his bandmates appeared as the opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour.
His parents are named Cindy and Jonathan August. In 2014, he welcomed a baby named Royal August, with his then-girlfriend, Desiree Twyman. On March 30, 2018, they welcomed another baby boy named Bronx August.
He and his bandmates found mainstream success after opening up for Justin Bieber on tour.