Chruth Fabian was born in southeastern Minnesota in 1989. He grew up in a community of musicians, and joined his first band at the age of 16. He attended an arts high school and taught himself guitar, drums, and music production. In 2013, he founded the art collective "American Music Presents!" With this collective, he produced five limited edition samplers of local artists, and showcased independent hip hop acts from around the world. His debut EP, “Chrust Chruth”, was recorded live using minimalist miking techniques.