Born in Chicago as Rahmeece Chevosier Howell and relocating to Seattle as a child, Fatal Lucciauno has spent his entire life writing poetry and rapping. After moving to Seattle, he and his entire musically-inclined family spent 11 years living on the streets, often rapping for crowds in exchange for food and money. Fatal Lucciauno formed a street movement of young people known as The Luciaunos, and Fatal began engaging others in rap battles on the corners, parks and buses of Seattle. Fatal released his debut solo album, The Only Forgotten Son, in 2007 and it was instantly acclaimed by local Seattle critics as a classic. The album told a raw version of his own narrative of homelessness, drug dealing and how he rose above it.