Richard “Rich-E-Knieval” Gelin is the youngest of six children hailing from small city in Broward County Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was born on July, 15, 1987 of the Haitian decent and had music running through his veins since a young boy. As a child he always had a way with words whether it is through his studies in school, at home, or everyday life. In his childhood years, he developed a love for Hip-Hop and by the age of fourteen, he began expressing his inner talents through rap. Inspired by many artists, Rich E says that he is motivation comes from Tupac, Nas, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Jeezy, Kanye West, and every other musician-entrepreneur that is out here making a difference in the hip hop culture.