Divine G was born in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in the Canarsie, Brownsville and East New York sections of Brooklyn, he became a Community D-jay, a popular street dancer, and all around entertainer. Eventually he evolved into a prolific writer of various genres, styles, forms and formats. His published works include novels, short stories, plays, audio books, and a short film production. He is also a prolific screenplay writer. He won four PEN American Awards and the 2008 Tacenda Literary Award for best play. Divine G was also quoted by the United Nations in its UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of education of persons in detention (A/HRC/11/8 - 2 April 2009) and the New York Times (May 27, 2007). He also hosted his own Internet Radio Show (The Divine G Show) and currently works in New York City as a Youth Counselor. Divine G also worked as a Stage Carpenter on Lil Wayne's 2013 AMW World Tour.