James Lacy- professionally known as Lil James was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother passed away early in his life, and he spent a large portion of his childhood in foster care. He began rapping at age three. When he was ten years old, Lil James moved to Atlanta, Georgia. As an adolescent, he had occasional run-ins with law enforcement, but later turned his focus toward music.. Lil James released two singles in 2017, “Followers” and “Can’t Do It.” By March 2018, he had been signed to Atlantic Records imprint, Generation Now. In June 2018, he was featured alongside Jack Harlow and Sixteen on Skeme’s song, “Get Sumn.” The following month, Lil James was featured on the song, “Gang,” as part of Skeme’s Big Money Sonny Mixtape. In August 2018, he released his first major label mixtape, 21 Years Later with features from Kap G and Jacquees. The music video for the lead single, “Traphouse,” was released in October 2018 via Worldstar Hip Hop. In October 2018, Lil James closed the year out as support opener on G Herbo’s – Swervo Tour. Following tour, Lil James performed at South by SouthWest on five stages as well as made several performance appearances throughout Atlanta, Ga. In April 2019, Lil James released his second label mixtape “Detox” on Soundcloud as a surprise release to his fans and supporters. Lil James is currently in the studio working on two new projects set to be released later this year.