HustleNFlo was born Bradley White, on January 8, 1989 in Hopkinsville, KY. As a child, his family settled in Dayton, OH where he was first introduced to music by his older brother. He attended Wayne High School, where he dropped his first mixtape with the now defunct rap group named Gem City Era. After high school, HustleNFlo studied Theatre at Wright State University. While at Wright State, he purchased a 16-track recorder and began recording his debut solo project which was later to be titled, «License & Registration». After being in college for a year and a half, he dropped out and moved to Atlanta to pursue his musical interests.