was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. He played music since he was just a kid and had the ability of playing drums, piano, bass, squad and saxophone. He said music was not just a hobby, but it was his way of life. "I wouldn't say I was forced into music, but while other kids were getting video games and toys for Christmas, I was given musical instruments. Mom worked hard to make sure I had all the tools available to develop a talent she saw in me even then. Within no time I had all the essentials of a band," he recalled his younger years when he was introduced to musical instruments by his mother.
Though having no professional mentor who taught him how to play music, Jeremih developed an astonishing vocal ability. "I would listen to the radio and I learned to play by ear. I tried to take classes but the teacher would always yell at me because I wouldn't read the music. I would close my eyes and feel it and that's how I taught myself," he said of his learning experience.