Gino Fracchiolla was originally born in Italy, but moved to Brooklyn shortly after. He was raised in NYC until the age of 5, and later moved with his family to Los Angeles. As a young boy, he was a stellar student. In fact, Gino advanced a grade and even tutored other children who were several years ahead of him. However, at the age of 13, his life changed. Due to family issues, Gino ran away from home and wound up on the streets. At that point, he was living a troubled life. At the early age of 15, Gino had a son and was heavily involved in a life of drugs, gangs, jail, and guns.