Born and raised in Detroit, Jason Porter has a long and vast history in the music business. It all started back in '92, when Jason Porter (a troubled drug addict, known at the time as "Shank") joined forces with "Poppa Shane", a popular rapper in Detroit's Hip Hop scene of the time (i.e. ICP, Esham, Kid Rock). Together they formed the infamous and now legendary "Mad Trauma". From 92-99, "Mad Trauma" played house parties and underground clubs, in between recording tracks at the now famous "Disc Ltd Recording Studio" (recording studio of ICP, Eminem, etc).