Born in Los Angeles, California, his family moved to Yonkers, New York when he was only 4. By the time he was 7 his parents were going through a divorce; this left Gxnzo (pronounced “Gon-Zo”) searching for his identity. Ultimately this search led him to the streets where he began selling and using drugs by the age of 10. His addiction spiraled out of control at the age of 19 and his drug addiction took over his life. Going in and out of Rikers Island, detox centers, and drug rehabs, Gxnzo was lost and trying to find himself through sobriety. Eventually he found himself, and his path in life.
He became the CEO and founder of the non-profit organization Timeless, which helps underprivileged youth and Refugees by providing them with free haircuts and mentoring. He started a segment called Timeless Tuesday where once a month a team of barbers go to their local community center and provide haircuts to children who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Timeless Tuesday has gone global from NYC to Mombasa, Kenya, and Uganda. Timeless has also started a Barber Scholarship Program in Uganda to get kids out the slums and life long careers as Barbers! Gxnzo has taken his past experiences and used them as lessons to empower himself, his community, and the youth in disenfranchised neighborhoods. Gxnzo is a hip hop artist, songwriter, educator, youth mentor, barber and the CEO and founder of the non-profit Timeless