Born to a Haitian mother (Eliane Legagenur) and Jamaican father, reggae artist Professor Grizzly (Christopher Robertson), he credits his initial love of music to his father, whose frequent performances with Massive B Records Camp in the early 90’s, helped inspire this young crooner to pursue of the art of music. While he has always harboured an innate love of Reggae, the journey to becoming a wholly fledged Reggae practitioner was preceded by a few musical iterations. Before he was VBRTNS, he was known as Irie-Child. Before that, he had a stint as a creative within the Hip-Hop sphere as T-Rav. Under this moniker, he was discovered by the Hip-Hop icons Dead Prez in the early 2000’s. His discovery by Dead Prez would see him call Prez’s Warrior Studios his professional home base. Here he expanded his skills and acumen as an audio engineer, songwriter, technical sound engineer, producer and artist.