Frédéric was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is of Louisiana Creole heritage. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he pursued his career in music. He had been interested in music since he was a child and knew he wanted to be a rapper when he grew up. In 1998, he started a boy band by the name of "B2K" which stands for "Boys of the New Millennium". The band was named this due to the fact that the start of the new millennium was the time that they started making music.