Born Torrell Donte Ratcliff aka Krayzie T, at Wilson N Jones hospital in Sherman Texas. He was raised in Van Alstyne Texas, son of William and Dorothy Ratcliff. He is the youngest of 2 children. Krayzie T began writing and producing songs at the age of 15. He was apart of ESR (Eastside Rydaz). Soon after he disbanded himself as his band members was incarcerated. But soon after he focused on his own career as a solo artist starting his own record label (Texas Rydaz Entertainment). In October 2007, he teamed up with Lil J from ATP Records and released his first single Across tha County Line Road off his up coming debut album Tha Unexpected. In April 2008, he released his second single On My Grind, also off his debut album Tha Unexpected.