Chill Cortez was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on June 20, 1990. With military influence present on both sides of his family, Chill also lived in Georgia, Florida, and Germany. Always surrounded by and fascinated by music, he cites Snoop Dogg, OutKast, 2Pac, No Limit Records, Nas, and Three 6 Mafia as major influences for his work. He recalls the first time he began to write music: "I was in 5th grade, in my last class, when I found a black notebook that was under one of the desks. I used to draw a lot back then, so that's what I started to do at first (laughs). But then, something told me, 'Nah, try writing a song in this book. You always wanted to rap anyway; start now!' And I've literally written almost every day since that moment!"
Chill began recording on a karaoke machine at 13, even winning 3rd prize in his 8th grade talent show. At 18, he began making his own beats, and as of 2015, he owns his own label - Chill Cortez, LLC. When asked why he felt the need to take on so much responsibility, he replied: "Because it seemed like everybody wanted to do those things, but not do them seriously. So I had to be my own outlet - from writing and producing, to recording and mixing. If I didn't do it, either it wouldn't get done how I wanted it to be, or it wouldn't get done at all."
Chill Cortez just released his first single, "Bigfyne", as well as accompanying clothing. He also finished the music video for "Bigfyne" -- currently available HERE -- and he's currently working on new projects.