Sporty Long started out rappin when he was in the sixth grade. Born and raised in Nashville,tn living in the edgehill manor projects,sporty had found that rappin was his way out. Everyday in school,sporty would win freestyle battles at lunch time. He had hooked up with a child hood friend (uno tha playa)and they started a rap group. Sporty and his friend uno came out with two albums (all in tha game)and (elavations).the albums sold good,but sporty wanted to do something a liltle diffrent than the rap he was doing. Sporty big influinces were,ll cool j,run dmc,ice t,and the list goes on.sporty hopes one day to make in the music biz,just like young buck did,of the g-unit.