Born and raised in Kansas City, Kutt Calhoun shuttled between his mother and his sister’s house during his formative years. While at a Kansas City YMCA during the summer before ninth grade, Kutt realized that his ability to cleverly put words together could have benefits beyond the classroom. Kutt discovered that he could rap.
In St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1996 Kutt got a wake-up call. He was shot in the back. "This was my warning," he says. "I stopped selling dope altogether. I started chilling out, writing rhymes all the time and freestyling. Then I ran into some guys that noticed my talent and I’m thankful for that.”
While recording, Kutt started working with a producer who was also recording with Kansas City rhyme legend Tech N9ne. Impressed by Kutt’s work ethic, Tech N9ne signed Kutt to Strange Music/MSC Music Entertainment, setting the stage for Kutt's debut album, “B.L.E.V.E.,” which features several guest appearances from Tech.