Born Kevin Cross, May 27, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Mi, Kevlaar was born into a modest, 2 parent, biracial home. There were trials and tribulations from the beginning from racist neighbors. Witnessing his father defend his family because of a skin color, Kevlaar and his younger brother, Bronze Nazareth, were made painfully aware, early of obstacles they would eventually have to overcome. At school, the black kids gravitated toward Kevlaar and took him under their wings. It was very natural and shaped Kevlaar's life as we now know.