Young T (Rashard Tucker) and Bugsey (Doyin Julius) were born and raised in the English city of Nottingham. Both decided at a very young age that they wanted to become rappers, and they learned the trade while entertaining their schoolfriends with freesstyles during lunch breaks. The pair first met aged 15, having been aware of each other's DIY recordings on separate sides of the city, and decided to link up.
Young T and Bugsey's 2016 single "Glistenin" landed the duo a major record deal from Sony. The pair achieved their first UK chart success in 2018 when their contributed the hook to Stay Flee Get Lizzy's top 40 hit "Ay Caramba