Pooh Bear was born and raised in a small town in North Carolina called Buies Creek. Pooh always liked to perform infront of people. Growing up he listened to Hip-Hop music. Before singing, Pooh liked to rap. Pooh Bear use to sing in church, but he loved to rhyme. It wasn't until a close producer/ friend told Pooh he was a better singer than rapper, so he should concentrate on singing(and all the ladies said "Thank GOD)". His musical influences are Jagged Edge, Jay Z, Marvin Gaye, H-Town, just to name a few.