Jimmy wax was born Joshua crane on November 13 19xx in Bronx New York. He grew up in the Bronx where he lived for the first 14 years of his life. Growing up, he was consumed with basketball and rap, describing them as his two favorite childhood hobbies, before getting into basketball in his later teens.
In 2002, at the age of 14, Joshua left New York with his mother, his step father Samuel and younger sisters Jasmine and Jaylah for North Carolina where they settled in Greenville then later a small town called Ayden. He learned How to adapt to the ways of the town and spent most his time outside. He managed to graduate from high school After struggling for 2 years, and then finishing High School in 2006. His mother decided for Joshua to move back to New York after being convicted. His mother opted to stay back with the kids citing lack of opportunities back home. His mother was worried that he would get into more trouble cause it wasn't enough activity for him and saw no oppurtunity for him being there. His step father departed for New York as well to work and make descent money. With 2 kids, his mother was dependent on working again to help out with the financial support. Joshua eventually found himself the primary breadwinner for himself in New York after struggling and hustling being on his own and gravitating towards the music more.