Bangz started rapping at the age of 15, due in part to witnessing his mother struggle as a single parent; using his mother's pain as motivation for his music. He attends Prairie View A&M University and is majoring in mass communications. At Prairie View he was able to focus on his music, and in 2009 he released his first mixtape Procrastination Kills. He stole the attention of a fellow student and now manager D Will. Bangz released his first official single titled "What Yo Name Iz?" on February 7, 2011.
The single debuted at number ninety-seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the week of October 23, 2010. It has since peaked at number forty-one on the chart. A remix was released on June 24, 2011 and features Big Sean, Wale and Bun B. He released a mixtape shortly after on March 1, 2011 entitled Procrastination Kills 3.
His second single entitled "Drank In My Cup" was released on September 16, 2011. During the week of February 25, 2012, the single debuted at number ninety-six on the Billboard Hot 100.