Born Cornelius A. Pratt to Cornelius and Brenda Pratt on April 5, 1973, in Houston, Texas, Mr. CAP was raised on the south side of Houston in the urban community of South Park. From the early age of eight, he performed regularly alongside his family at local venues around the Houston area, watching his parents and uncles (The Greer Brothers) make music history. Mr. CAP attended Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston’s Third Ward, graduating in 1992. While attending high school he formed his first rap group, “The Raise Up Posse”, with high school friends Darryl J. Fontenot (Texas Tech of the South Park Coalition) and Ronnie Bernard (Ron-E, a solo performer). Their group later became known as Niggaz Under Siege, as they lost member Ron-E and gained two new members, X-BAM (of Killa Klan) and Brain Dead (of South Park Coalition). It was around that same year that Mr. CAP joined the South Park Coalition, founded by childhood friend K-Rino in 1986. Niggaz Under Siege, managed by Darryl Scott along with DJ Screw and Michael Price, who pioneered slowing down music (Screw Music) and creating mixtapes, became very popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s in Houston, Texas and on mainstream radio stations, but never released an album as a group. The members of Niggaz Under Siege broke up in late 1992 and began solo careers when Mr. CAP was sentenced to prison for an undisclosed offense. After his release from prison, Mr. CAP continued to work on his craft and passion. Years of performing and gaining respect in the underground circuit for his delivery and stage presence paid off and led to the joining of forces with O.N.E. (Black One of the Screwed Up Click aka “S.U.C”). Mr. CAP and O.N.E. produced their first collaboration under the record label O.N.E. 4 Da Money in 2004.